Nearly 70 IC medics in Spanish hospital COVID-19 positive after Christmas party

MADRID, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Nearly 70 nurses and doctors at work in the intensive care unit of a Spanish hospital has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Christmas party, health authorities said: on Monday.

Sixty-eight medics in the University Regional Hospital in Malaga was diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Andalusian region government said.

Health authorities said they were investigating the source of just the infection added all 68 attended a Christmas party party on December 1 on which 173 people was present.

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That who contracted COVID-19 all had antigen tests of the third booster vaccinations before going to the party, health authorities said.

Another possible source of the infection could have been a big meal for hospital staff, authorities said.

The infected have exhibited mild symptoms.

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez warned people until remain carefully against the coronavirus over Christmas.

“We shouldn’t be on our guard,” he told journalists in Madrid.

health authorities in Andalusia has recommended staff from others? public and private hospitals don’t go to Christmas parties.

four cases of the Omicron variant has now been confirmed in The Spanish Balearic Islands, health authorities there said.

AN father arrived in the Balearic Islands recently and infected two members of to be family and recently a fourth person arrived in Spain from South Africa, authorities said.

Spain had previously confirmed that total of five cases of the Omicron variant.

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Reporting by Graham Keeley, Elena Rodriguez; Editing by Nick Macfie

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