By Laura Taylor • 06 July 2020 • 21:42
Man Found: Immigrant with coronavirus found.
Credit: Policia Nacional
THE Algerian immigrant who fled from the Covid cluster he created after arriving at the Cartagena port a week ago has been found hiding in Andalucia. The 25-year-old fled from the government enforced quarantining by tying his sheets together and escaping through the hospital window.
The youngster was found at around 9.00am in Escombreras, only four kilometres away from the hospital he was first forced to quarantine. Last Sunday, a whopping 108 Algerian immigrants arrived to the Murcian coasts, eight of them arriving with the coronavirus.
After they tested positive for the virus, they were forced to undergo a strict quarantine, most of them in apartments rented out by NGOs like the Red Cross and Cepaim. These flats were located in both Murcia and Cartagena but ultimately, they received a lot of protests from angry neighbours.
The flats are watched by police to ensure all the immigrants keep to their designated quarantine and that people do not leave their rooms. However, the hospitals do not have police outside monitoring the quarantine which is how the young migrant managed to escape by tying his sheets together and jumping out of the window of a fourth floor.
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Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations. She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.
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