IM­PORTED CASES RE­TURN DE­SPITE BORDER CLO­SURE

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

MADRID At least 25 im­ported cases of the coro­n­avirus have been de­tected in Spain over the past month, health au­thor­i­ties said on Fri­day, de­spite a strict ban on for­eign tourism im­posed since mid­march.

With more than 27,000 deaths and over 238,000 con­firmed cases, ac­cord­ing to the health min­istry, Spain is among Europe’s worst-hit na­tions, though its rate of in­fec­tion has slowed sub­stan­tially. Au­thor­i­ties are mon­i­tor­ing for a resur­gence in im­ports ahead of a planned re­open­ing of borders in July.

“There is a risk. There are still coun­tries with high lev­els of trans­mis­sion,” health emer­gency co­or­di­na­tor Fer­nando Si­mon said.

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