By Ron Howells •
Published: 18 May 2021 • 8:45
Health Centre Close To Portugues Border With Spain Confirms Patient With Indian Variant. image: Google Maps
Health Centre Close To Portuguese Border With Spain Confirms Patient With Indian Variant.
THE Extremadura Health Service (SES) has confirmed the positive test of a worker at the health centre in the town of Miajadas (Cáceres) that corresponds to the Indian variant. A direct relative of the couple has tested positive with suspicion of carrying the Indian variant but is pending confirmation by genomic sequencing.
All three people are in isolation at the health centre, which last Friday suspended all appointments as a preventative measure. The health workers at the complex were screened and all tested negative. In total, 71 tests have been carried out, 23 of them on close contacts of the couple.
The protocol was activated late Thursday night when the health workers who had direct contact with the couple were alerted followed by members of the public that had been to the centre recently.
The partner of the infected person is negative and a test has also been done on another contact. The necessary protocols are now in place and the centre is back to treating patients as normal, according to a spokesman for the health service in the area.
Two More Crew On Quarantined Ship In Galicia Test Positive For Indian Variant
It was reported on Monday, May 3, that two more crew members of the Prometheus Leader – which is docked in Vigo port in Galicia, with its crew quarantined – have tested positive for the Indian variant of coronavirus and have been admitted to the Vithas Vigo Hospital, where they join two previous crew who had been admitted on Saturday.
Galician health authorities have confirmed seven positive results among the 22 crew, of which four are hospitalised, the rest of the workers remain isolated on the ship.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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