KIEV. April 23. UNN. A team of scientists at the Carlos III Institute of Health in Madrid believes that a new type of coronavirus could circulate in Spain as early as mid-February. About this El Pais newspaper reported Thursday, he writes UNN.
The publication reports that Spanish experts have come to this conclusion after studying almost 1.6 thousand genomes of coronavirus.
According to the newspaper, director of the Health Coordination and Emergency Center at the Ministry of Health, Fernando Simon, said on February 23 that “there is no virus in Spain, the disease is not spreading.” By that time, only two had been detected in the country, and both had already been cured.
According to virologist Jose Alca, “there was not one” zero patient “in Spain. “According to the information available today, we believe that (the virus) has hit Spain in at least 15 different ways,” added geneticist Fernando Gonzalez Candelas.
Spain is one of the most affected countries in the world because of a pandemic. Since the onset of the spread of the infection, over 213,000 cases of coronavirus have been identified in the kingdom, 22,157 patients have died. Since mid-March, Spain is in high alert mode. This measure allowed the authorities to restrict the movement of residents throughout the country, except in cases of urgent need.
IFEMA Field Hospital in Madrid, March 31, 2020:
Patrol of Madrid during the pandemic, April 18, 2020: