Pope Francis is offering free COVID-19 tests for the homeless population of Rome. The gesture is in honor of the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of the Poor activities.
The test swabs are available at a clinic off St. Peter’s Square, which was set up by the pope specifically to provide basic medical care to people that are less fortunate.
The initiative is set to continue indefinitely, currently administering around 50 COVID-19 tests per day, Reuters reported. Those who test negative get a certificate to enter a shelter, while those who test positive are being sent for treatment.