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Spain declared 'Coronavirus-free': Both patients cured and discharged
17 February 2020 @ 09:48

SPAIN has been declared officially free from Coronavirus after the only two cases in the country – both imported – have been cured and the patients tested negative.

The first of these was a German tourist on the Canarian island of La Gomera, who had caught what is now dubbed Covid-19 in Munich, from a Chinese woman.

He was diagnosed two weeks ago and at least 25 people known or suspected to have been in contact with him closely monitored and staying in voluntary quarantine in their homes.

The holidaymaker has now tested negative after being treated in an isolation unit at a public hospital in the region, and none of the people he had been near has displayed symptoms.

Health authorities from the Canary Islands say: “He can now carry out any activities he wants to with complete normality – no restriction measures of any type, in accordance with procedures, are necessary.”

His symptoms, and those of the five friends he was on holiday with, were very mild and disappeared quickly, but even though he felt well, he was kept quarantined for the requisite 14 days in his accommodation in Hermigua.

The second patient was a British man in Mallorca who was admitted to Son Espases Hospital in Palma (pictured above) after having displayed 'flu-like symptoms for a full day and explaining to medical staff that he had been in contact with a person in France who had developed the condition.



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