By Laura Kemp • 02 November 2021 • 17:27
Covid outbreak in yoga workshop in Mallorca. Image - WHO
The Regional Minister of Health and Consumption has reported today, November 2, that there has been a new Covid outbreak affecting 30 people in Mallorca following an outdoor yoga workshop.
Most of the people infected are foreigners and have been transferred to the ‘hotel COVID’ Bellver.
Patricia Gomez, Minister of Health and Consumption, has warned that “we must not lower our guard” during outdoor activities or of low physical intensity “because it is not known how they can affect new variants or subvariants.”
She also emphasised the importance of wearing masks.
Gomez also reported the positive case of a specialist teacher who teaches in various classrooms, which has led to carrying out more than 100 PCR tests among students.
“In principle, the tests are negative. There is not a high number of cases, but this situation requires considerable dynamics and quarantines,” said the minister.
Asked about the possible contagions that may derive from the All Saints holiday, Gomez has predicted that a rebound could occur, also coinciding with the celebration of fairs in Mallorca, because “there is a certain relaxation” due to the fatigue of the citizens.
“It is true that the situation has improved, but we cannot lower our guard; we must continue with the protection measures,” she insisted.
Finally, in reference to the arrival of the Delta variant to the Islands, the councillor recalled that, for the moment, its presence in the community has not been detected although there are already some communities and countries that have its variant.
“It will surely reach us, we have to be very vigilant,” she concluded.
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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