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Man arrested for deliberately infecting 22 people with Covid-19 in Spain



A man in the town of Manacor on the Spanish island of Mallorca, has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately infecting 22 people with Covid-19, according to the Spanish National Police (SNP) on Sunday.

Police authorities added that the 40-year-old man “came to work with a 40°C fever [104°F] according to his colleagues, and was coughing loudly all over the place, lowering his facemask, while saying: ‘I’m going to give you all the coronavirus.’

“The man infected eight people directly and 14 indirectly, both at his workplace and at the gym he attended.

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“Three of them were babies of only a year old at the end of January when authorities learned of the existence of a Covid-19 outbreak in a well-known establishment in Manacor,” the statement added.

There have been almost 3.5 million recorded cases of Covid-19 in Spain, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and more than 77,500 have died.

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