If some social media post is to be believed then the Pope has contracted coronavirus. At an Ash wednesday service on february 26 in the Vatican, 83 year old Pope was seen coughing and blowing his nose. After this, a post went viral on social media claiming that the Vatican has confirmed that Pope has tested positive for coronavirus. We found this post to be misleading. The Vatican spokesperson Matteo Bruni has clarified that Francis was suffering from a slight indisposition and had not contracted coronavirus.
Facebook user "Jitesh Saxena" posted the link of Reddit.com containing the photographs of Pope coughing with the caption: "Vatican confirms Pope Francis and two aides test positive for Coronavirus". We ran a search on the internet about Pope Francis down with coronavirus and found the statement from the Vatican. The spokesperson of Vatican, Matteo Bruni clarified on february 28 saying that Francis was suffering only from a slight indisposition and had not contracted coronavirus. There is no evidence that would lead to diagnosing anything but a mild indisposition."
The news about Pope getting coronavirus might have originated from an article published in a Malaysian website Making Comments Meaningful. The headline of the article was "Vatican confirms Pope Francis and two aides test positive for coronavirus". However, this article is not credible.