BRITISH police have launched an investigating after reports that a man flew to and from Spain while suffering from symptoms of COVID-19. 

The man is said to have become seriously ill after he flew back to Manchester Airport and is now believed to be in intensive care.

Greater Manchester Police are now looking into the alleged breaches of COVID-19 restrictions. 

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Current advice states that people should not travel if they have experienced symptoms within seven days of departure and must quarantine on their return from any country that is not part of the approved air bridge list.

Spain was removed from from the list of safe destinations in July and anyone returning from the country to the UK must self isolate for ten days. 

The man, who has not been named, is believed to be from Heywood in Rochdale, which has registered 919 positive coronavirus cases in the last week, a rise of 29 per cent on the week before.

A statement from GMP said: “On Sunday 11 October 2020, police received a report that a man had allegedly breached Covid-19 restrictions by travelling to and from Spain via Manchester Airport whilst displaying symptoms linked to Covid-19.

“An investigation is underway.”

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