Police investigate ‘super-widespread’ holidaymaker who flies to Manchester Airport from Spain


Police are investigating a man after his trip to and from Spain despite symptoms of coronavirus. The anonymous ‘super-spreader’ is believed to have fallen seriously ill after his flight back to Manchester Airport.

He is now believed to be in intensive care – reports the Manchester Evening News.

Despite his condition, Greater Manchester Police have opened an investigation into alleged violations of restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

People who have developed symptoms of Covid-19 such as a new continuous cough, high temperature, or loss of taste or smell are advised to self-isolate for ten days after onset and to organize a test.

People who fail to self-isolate despite testing positive face a fine of up to £ 10,000. They can also be prosecuted. An official notice says people should not travel if they have exhibited symptoms within seven days of departure and must be quarantined for ten days upon returning from Spain.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they have opened an investigation into reports that a man had traveled to and from Spain when he was allegedly showing symptoms.

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The man, believed to be from Heywood in Rochdale, who recorded 919 positive coronavirus cases last week, an increase of 29% from the previous week.

A statement from GMP said: “On Sunday October 11, 2020, police received a report that a man violated Covid-19 restrictions by traveling to and from Spain via Manchester Airport while presenting symptoms related to Covid-19.

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” An investigation is underway. ”

Anyone with information is asked to contact GMP on 101 citing incident number 3162 of 11/10/2020. Details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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