A total of 30 of the 62 illegals rescued this weekend in the Alboran Sea and the surroundings of Cabo de Gata when they tried to reach the coast of Almería aboard different boats have been quarantined after the detection of four positives.
The illegals have been transferred to a hotel in Aguadulce, Roquetas de Mar (Almería), with the capacity to house a maximum of 120 people in isolation. The hotel, four-star and with a price per room that exceeds 100 euros in high season, is closed for the exclusive use of immigrants and is the housing resource provided by the Junta de Andalucía after the collaboration agreement reached between the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) and Senator Hotels & Resort.
According to data provided last week by the Minister of the Presidency and spokesman for the Junta de Andalucía, Elías Bendodo, 1.5% of the more than 5,000 immigrants who have reached the Andalusian coast since June had tested positive for Covid-19.
Following the 22 illegals who were quarantined last week, There are 52 people confined in these facilities, thus touching 50% occupancy. With these last two cases, there are already six occasions in which the housing resource is activated in the hotel located on the beach of El Palmer.
Four positives in two boats
Three of the positives have been detected in the same boat, after the mandatory antigen tests that are carried out on all immigrants who arrive in Spanish territory in the midst of a pandemic.
Health sources have confirmed to Europa Press that the four men who have tested positive are asymptomatic, and have been taken by ambulance to the hotel in Roquetas de Mar. There They must remain, together with their 26 close contacts, isolated and under permanent supervision for at least ten days.
The measure, necessary to protect collective health from the risk of contagion, is applied by virtue of established protocols, so that Spanish Red Cross, within the framework of actions of the humanitarian assistance program of the Secretariat of State for Migration under the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, will be in charge of giving care to the inmates.