Wuhan virus: Spain confirms first case of coronavirus

People repatriated from Wuhan at the Torrejon Airbase in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain, on Jan 31, 2020.
People repatriated from Wuhan at the Torrejon Airbase in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain, on Jan 31, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (REUTERS) - Spain's National Centre for Microbiology has confirmed the country's first case of coronavirus after a man was diagnosed with the virus on the remote island of La Gomera in the Canaries, the Health Ministry said late on Friday (Jan 31).

The patient was part of a group of five people taken into observation on the island and isolated after it was found they had come into contact with a German man diagnosed with the virus.