28 Jan, 2020 @ 00:01
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BREAKING: Torrevieja hospital quarantines woman as coronavirus feared to have hit Spain’s Costa Blanca


A WOMAN has been quarantined in a Costa Blanca hospital after Torrevieja doctors feared the 66-year-old showed signs of coronavirus.

The tourist, of Icelandic nationality, told doctors she had recently spent time in Wuhan, the epicentre of the current contagion feared passed to a human from a bushmeat market.

Sources at the Hospital de Torrevieja said the woman presented herself today with a fever and cough symptomatic of coronavirus, which has claimed at least 81 lives in China.

She reportedly came with her 52-year-old husband, who showed no symptoms of the flu-like disease, and both are now in quarantine.

The pair had recently flown into Alicante with the intention of holidaying there for some time.

Samples taken from the woman have been sent to the Instituto de Salud Carlos III in Madrid, where specialists will confirm the presence of coronavirus.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: [email protected] or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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