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Spain: German citizen infected with coronavirus shows no symptoms

Spain, San Sebastian de la Gomera, Hermigua
February 01, 2020 at 19:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

The German citizen infected by the coronavirus, which is the first case of the virus in Spain, shows no symptoms of the disease and remains in quarantine at Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Hospital on the island of La Gomera. Five other German citizens who tested negative are also staying there with him.

Footage recorded on Saturday shows the hospital and the house where the German citizen stayed in Hermigua.

The Director of the Centre for Coordination of Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health, Fernando Simon, said that both the infected person and the rest of the group that accompanied him are "perfectly fine." He also confirmed that Germany has been notified of the case.

The coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December has already claimed the lives of at least 259 people in China, while almost 12,000 people are infected. The newly discovered virus has spread to 23 countries, including Germany, France, Finland Canada and the US, prompting the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare it a global health emergency.

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The German citizen infected by the coronavirus, which is the first case of the virus in Spain, shows no symptoms of the disease and remains in quarantine at Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Hospital on the island of La Gomera. Five other German citizens who tested negative are also staying there with him.

Footage recorded on Saturday shows the hospital and the house where the German citizen stayed in Hermigua.

The Director of the Centre for Coordination of Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health, Fernando Simon, said that both the infected person and the rest of the group that accompanied him are "perfectly fine." He also confirmed that Germany has been notified of the case.

The coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December has already claimed the lives of at least 259 people in China, while almost 12,000 people are infected. The newly discovered virus has spread to 23 countries, including Germany, France, Finland Canada and the US, prompting the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare it a global health emergency.

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