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Arrest and assault charge for Spanish man who knowingly spread COVID

A man has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of assault after allegedly infecting 22 people with COVID, reports BBC News.

The 40-year-old is alleged to have continued to go to work and the gym despite having a cough and a temperature of more than 40C (104F).

He is said to have walked around his place of work in Majorca, pulling his mask down, coughing and telling colleagues he was going to infect them. Five colleagues and three fellow gym goers later tested positive. Another 14 people – family members of the infected – also came down with COVID, including three one-year-olds.

Spanish police said the man had been exhibiting symptoms for a number of days, but refused to go home from work in the town of Manacor.

Full BBC News report (Open access)

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