• Another three positives are under study – All those infected are travelers from the United Kingdom

Doctors in Madrid have confirmed four confirmed cases of the British strain of the virus and another three are under study, the results of which will be known on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Deputy Minister of Public Health, Antonio Zapatero.

“They arrived earlier in the week through the Madrid-Barajas airport”, said the Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, between Thursday and Friday when a positive antigen test was detected in an arrival who had flown in from the United Kingdom. The next day three members of his family went to a hospital with symptoms, where coronavirus was confirmed by PCR.

There is also a fourth case, which is not related to the previous ones, and which corresponds to another passenger from the United Kingdom. He landed in Madrid on December 20. None of the four cases is serious.

Zapatero said that it is a strain “more transmissible but no more serious.”