Seeing how the coronavirus has overtaken China and other parts of the world, the Balearic health service in Spain is taking swift measures to try to contain the deadly virus. Recent efforts towards this goal has seen the “actively monitoring” of thirteen people who were suspected to have had contact with a woman who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2* before being admitted to Son Espases on Friday.
Further tests are being run by the Microbiological Center in Madrid to confirm that the lady is actually positively tested for the virus. She will remain in isolation in Son Espases until there are two consecutive negative tests.
The Balearic health service plans to monitor the thirteen people for symptoms of the disease until the end of next week.
* SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is the World Health Organization’s name for the virus itself; COVID-19 is the coronavirus disease.
As of 28 February 2020, statistics show that there are now 31 active cases of coronavirus currently in Spain with most of them being Italians or individuals who traveled from Spain.
The Spanish government as a whole and the Balearic government, in particular, is putting measures in place to contain the virus