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.

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