Couple spark coronavirus outbreak with 13 infected after Manchester holiday


A couple in Berlin have triggered a coronavirus outbreak after testing positive after vacationing in Manchester.The Turkish couple returned from the city with Ryanair on July 16.

The 50-year-old taxi driver and his 45-year-old wife were not diagnosed until six days later.

Now their entire family is infected, including the couple’s four children, aged nine to 21, and their grandmother.

A total of 50 people who have had contact with the couple are in quarantine, six of whom have already tested positive.

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Couple from Berlin, who later tested positive, returned to Ryanair flight

The couple had visited friends in Manchester before returning home

No family member required medical attention after testing positive, Gudrun Widders, an official with the local health unit, told the BILD newspaper.

The other 37 contacts are now awaiting test results, the newspaper reports.

The couple visited doctors after developing a sore throat and cough.

The aircraft had left the runway but was forced to return after a technical problem

A total of 234 new corona cases have been recorded in the German capital in the past eight days.

The country has so far recorded a total of 207,379 coronavirus cases and 9,205 deaths.

On July 28, the German Foreign Ministry advised citizens not to travel to several areas in Spain that have recorded outbreaks.

A statement on its website now warns: “We are currently advising against unnecessary tourist travel in the autonomous communities of Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre due to the high number of infections and local lockdowns. ”

From July 30, all travelers arriving at Berlin airports will be offered a free coronavirus test.


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