Nice ‘terrorist’ diagnosed with Covid-19 after knife massacre

NICE ‘terrorist’ diagnosed with Covid-19 while recovering from gunshot wounds after knife attack

Suspected terrorist Ibrahim Issaoui, 21, has tested positive for coronavirus while recovering in a hospital in Nice, France, from bullet wounds he received when shot by police.

Issaoui beheaded Nadine Devillers, aged 60, slit church worker Vincent Loques’ throat, and stabbed mum Simone Barreto Silva, 44, multiple times at Nice’s Notre-Dame bascilica before the authorities put a stop to the massacre by gunning him down.

The suspect is said to be recovering well from the gunshot wounds, but the Covid diagnosis may now delay him being questioned by French security police.

Brazilian-born Issaoui lived in Turkey with his family before travelling to France in September as a refugee, and was known to Turkish authorities for violence and drug offences.

Authorities have detained four more people for questioning as of Tuesday November 3, including a 29-year-old man suspected of being in contact with Issaoui, say judicial sources.

The individuals were taken into custody in the Val-d’Oise department just north of Paris, it has been reported.


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