Media report pope met COVID-19 infected bishop at Vatican

Australian media report Pope Francis has been warned of potential exposure to COVID-19 after a Vatican diplomat was infected

The diplomat tested positive 10 days after he started quarantining at home in the national capital Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory Health Department said in a statement.

The department said the risk of infection was “low” for the two people who drove the diplomat 300 kilometers (185 miles) from Sydney to Canberra.

Australia’s Health Department said in a statement on Friday “all relevant international state parties have been notified.”

The Vatican did not immediately respond to a request for comment,