Manacor Resident Arrested On Suspicion Of Knowingly Infecting 22 People With Covid

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MANACOR, Mallorca Resident Arrested On Suspicion Of Knowingly Infecting 22 People With Covid-19

National Police officers in Manacor on the Balearic island of Mallorca have arrested a 40-year-old man charged with being suspected of knowingly infecting 22 persons with coronavirus, eight of them directly, and the other 14 indirectly, at his place of work, and at the gym he frequented.

They opened their investigation at the end of January after an outbreak of Covid-19 was reported in a well-known establishment on the island, where they had been informed a worker had knowingly concealed his illness and continued going to work.


Colleagues at the man’s work said he had displayed symptoms of the virus some days before the outbreak but had ignored their requests for him to go home and avoid possibly infecting them, and that after finishing work he had gone for a PCR test at a local medical centre, before going on to the gym, and returning to work again the following day.

His co-workers, plus the boss of his workplace had ordered him to go home but he refused, and, according to the police statement, had a temperature of 40 degrees whilst at work, walking around the premises coughing and lowering his mask, saying, “I am going to infect you all with the coronavirus”.

Later in the day, he received the positive PCR result, which resulted in all of his colleagues immediately taking PCR tests, with five testing positive, and in turn, infecting several relatives, including three babies not even one year old.

Three more tested positive at the gym, who in turn infected several family members, with a total of 22 ending up infected as a result of the one man’s actions, although luckily, none of them was admitted to hospital.

As a result of his actions, the Monacor resident has been arrested on suspicion of a crime of injuring others, and was placed before the courts on Friday 23 for sentencing, as reported by

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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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