Sumary of Spanish police hunt for tourists who escaped quarantine:
- Travelling through Extremadura, a western Spanish region bordering Portugal, some of the tourists felt ill and they stopped off in the town of Navas del Madroño on 16 November to take a coronavirus test.
- The nine-strong group tested positive and were instructed to follow health protocols and quarantine at a local hotel for 10 days.
- But Charo Espino, a spokeswoman for the health department in the Extremadura region, said on Friday that they had “disappeared”, reports AP.
- “The tourists were staying at a local hotel and they had to keep the quarantine mandated by health authorities, but they didn’t,” local councillor Denis Talavera told Extremadura TV.