By Jon Bilbatua

Spanish Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, declared the first coronavirus case in Spain. The case was confirmed by Carlos the Third Institute’s microbiology team and it is located in La Gomera, an island from the Canary archipelago.

Canary Islands/Mysid

The affected person, a tourist from Germany, had close contact with a Chinese origin businesswoman in Germany before he traveled to La Gomera. No more cases have been reported in Spain until today.

Now, the man is hospitalized and isolated in La Gomera hospital. According to medial staff, he is stable and in good conditions. Spanish Ministry of Health is tracking every person who had contact with infected tourist, which are estimated to be few. Although, his four travel partners have also been isolated in order to study their clinical situation.

Spanish Government alerted WHO and European Health Authorities about the case and they are taking active surveillance measures to prevent more new coronavirus cases in Spain. No autochthonous cases have appeared.

By now, all suspected cases in Catalonia, Basque Country and Castilla-LaMancha had tested negative.