Spain confirms first case of coronavirus

Spain confirms first case of coronavirus

People repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, mostly Spanish citizens, land at Torrejon Airbase in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, on Friday. (Moncloa/Handout via Reuters photo)
People repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, mostly Spanish citizens, land at Torrejon Airbase in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, on Friday. (Moncloa/Handout via Reuters photo)

MADRID: Spain's National Centre for Microbiology has confirmed the country's first case of coronavirus after a man was diagnosed with the virus on the remote island of La Gomera in the Canaries, the Health Ministry said late on Friday.

The patient is part of a group of five people taken into observation on the island and isolated after it was found they had come into contact with a German man diagnosed with the virus.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (1)

New Ukraine push

Putin is preparing a new offensive in Ukraine, at the same time steeling his country for a conflict with the US and its allies that he expects to last for years.

12:42

Myanmar junta plans poll with strict rules for political parties

Myanmar’s military government took an early step toward holding parliamentary elections, but it did so by imposing strict rules on political parties that may make fair balloting difficult.

11:14

Finance Ministry maintains growth outlook, expects more tourists

The Ministry of Finance has maintained its economic growth outlook for 2023 at 3.8%, buoyed by a rebound in tourism and domestic demand, but an official said exports would slow down this year.

10:48