A man was arrested in the town of Manacor on the Spanish island of Mallorca on suspicion of infecting 22 people with Covid-19, Spanish National Police said.
According to CNN, an investigation began “at the end of January when authorities learned of the existence of a Covid-19 outbreak in a well-known establishment in Manacor,” the police statement said.
Authorities said the 40-year-old man “came to work with a 40°C fever [104°F] according to his colleagues. He was coughing loudly all over the place, lowering his facemask, while saying: ‘I’m going to give you all the coronavirus.’”
Spanish authorities tweeted about the suspect on Saturday, saying, “Despite having symptoms and having done a PCR test, he continued his normal life without waiting for the result or quarantining.”
The police statement said the man infected eight people directly and another 14 people indirectly, both at his workplace and at the gym he frequented. Three of those infected were 1-year-old babies.