Town hall’s Covid-19 scare

JALON: Recently reported first Covid-19 case Photo credit: Jalon town hall

JALON town hall was closed for personal attention to the public after an employee tested positive for Covid-19. 
PCR tests on the mayor Joan Miquel Garces, councillors and municipal staff were all negative and the employee’s infection was an isolated case, Jalon town hall announced on its social media pages. 
The infected employee is not a Jalon resident and the local government has ruled out a town hall outbreak although the building was closed for disinfection and employees in contact with her were quarantined 
The infection came to light by chance after a Jalon resident who visited the town hall developed Covid-19, the town’s first case since the start of the pandemic in Spain. 
In line with standard procedures the mayor and all those who had dealt with this person were tested for the virus as well another employee who had no contact with him but said she felt unwell. 
When all the tests except hers proved negative, the town hall took immediate steps to prevent any further spread of the coronavirus, testing all staff and re-testing those who had attended to the infected resident. 

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at