Rome mayor Virginia Raggi tests positive for Covid

Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi

 ROME - Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi is the latest political figure to self-isolate after testing positive for coronavirus.

 Ms Raggi broke the news on her Facebook page Wednesday afternoon, informing friends and constituents that she had come into contact with a person who had contracted the virus.

 “I want to inform you that last week I was in contact with a person who today tested positive for Covid-19,” she wrote.

 “I do not have any symptoms but, in compliance with the established protocols, I have decided to put myself in voluntary self-isolation at home for the days needed to complete the checks. I want to reassure you: I'm fine. I will continue to work remotely with the same spirit and, if possible, with greater passion.”

 This is the mayor’s second stint in isolation. She entered quarantine on Oct. 6 after learning her Chief of Staff, Stefano Castiglione, had became infected. In accordance with the rules, she remained in self-isolation until receiving test results, which turned out to be negative.