Covid-19 infected shopper in Spain faces fine of up to €60,000

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A Covid-19 infected shopper faces a fine up to €60,000 after going to the supermarket with his wife 24 hours after testing positive for the virus.

THE man, 49 and wife, 38, were stopped by the Guardia Civil after being seen shopping together in Calahorra, La Rioja.

When questioned, the husband produced a medical certificate which showed he had tested positive the day before, and therefore should have been self-isolating.

He was denounced for public health offences and faces a fine of €3,001 to €60,000. Serious, repeat offenders can be fined up to €600,000.


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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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