Arrest in Spain for refusing to heed coronavirus infection risk warning and leave Costa Almeria hospital

ALTERCATION: The woman kicked up a fuss and refused to go. CREDIT: Agencia Publica Sanitaria Poniente @agenciasanitariaponiente

A WOMAN who refused to heed staff warnings to leave El Ejido’s Poniente hospital due to the risk of coronavirus infection found herself under arrest.
The 43-year old woman went to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon for a consultation. When medical staff told her she should go due to the state of alarm and the number of people around she kicked up a fuss.
National police stepped in to get her to change her mind, but she resisted and there was an altercation.
Officers detained her for disobeying authority and took her to the police station to process the report.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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