The public face of Spain’s health alert and emergencies has tested positive for Covid-19

Spain’s head of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, has tested positive for coronavirus.

SIMÓN has been giving daily live updates as director of the centre which coordinates nationwide emergencies, but was absent this morning after the virus was detected last night.

The 57-year-old has been showing symptoms for 24 hours. He self isolated a week ago after showing signs of the virus but tested negative.


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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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