27 Jan, 2020 @ 09:03
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BREAKING: False alarm as Chinese patient in Granada does not have lethal Coronavirus

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A CHINESE tourist put into isolation at a Granada Hospital does not have the coronavirus.

While the results are not back from a Madrid biological lab, doctors at the hospital have called off the alert.

They are certain the man, who travelled from the virus’ epicentre of Wuhan, with 17 fellow tourists on an official tour of Spain, is not infected.

He Was detained in the PTS Hospital in the city of Granada with flu-like symptoms.

Doctors and officials were treating it as potentially a case of the coronavirus.

He was isolated in quarantine until medical results could be analysed.

The tourist was part of a bus tour, travelling around Spain and visited Granada on the latest leg of their journey.

The other 16 tourists – understood to be taking in other towns including Sevilla, Málaga and Ronda – were kept at their hotel in isolation.

He was taken to the PTS Central hospital where, once doctors had established his place of origin, he was subjected to the government’s protocols of immediate quarantine until a diagnosis could be established.

None of the other members of the tour showed any signs of the virus and were all wearing face masks during the tour, according to the Junta de Andalucía report.

Test results are currently at the National Microbiology Centre of Majadahonda (Madrid) where they await diagnosis. They are likely to be issued this morning.

The coronavirus began in December in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has so far claimed the lives of 80 people across the world. Some 2,700 people are infected.

Three suspected cases in Spain’s Basque CountrY were confirmed not to have been the CoronaviruS last week.

Five patients have been isolated at hospitals in the UK, while China effectively locked down Up to a dozen key cities.

Flights have been stopped, railway stations shut and even Road blocks gave gone up in The cities.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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