Coronavirus latest: Barcelona CONFIRMS case in patient travelling from Italy to Spain

Catalonia’s regional health department has confirmed has hit the major tourist destination in what is the first confirmed case of in mainland Spain. The 36-yer-old woman had just returned from northern Italy, after a ten day visit earlier this month. This is the first case of the to be confirmed on mainland Spain.

The woman has been admitted in Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic where she is being treated in isolation.

Authorities said she was 36-year-old Italian citizen living in Barcelona who visited the Bergamo and Milan area of northern Italy between February 12th and 22nd.

Authorities in Barcelona said: "We have already identified all those she may have been in contact with and they are being assessed and are being assessed."

The Generalitat said it has “activated coronavirus protocol” to deal with the case and would be giving more information shortly.

The news comes a day after an Italian man tested positive for the virus on the Canary Island of Tenerife, where the hotel in which he is staying has been put on lock down.

It is the fourth confirmed case on Spanish territory following two other patients who have subsequently  been given the all clear-  one on the Canary Island of La Gomera and the other in Mallorca - and discharged from  hospital.

The case has reportedly been confirmed by the Catalunya health authorities.

It comes after a hotel in Tenerife and its more than 1,000 guests have been placed under quarantine.

An Italian doctor there tested positive for coronavirus while holidaying with his wife.

He admitted himself to a local medical centre.

It comes as Italy has become the third most affected country in the world after China and South Korea respectively.

The European nation has seen at least 230 infected and seven killed.

More to follow…

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