Patera rescued, 1 child onboard tests positive for coronavirus

2020/06/07 10:47:29 Written by Canarian Weekly Lanzarote

A boat with 48 people on board was rescued 20 miles from Arrecife, Lanzarote, passengers included 14 women and 5 children, the other 47 immigrants have all tested negative.

One of the children who was travelling in the boat that arrived on the Lanzarote coast on Thursday, has tested positive for coronavirus. The rest of the 47 immigrants who were on board have tested negative, according to health sources.
Although at one point it was planned to do the PCR tests after seven days, it was finally decided not to wait, and to take them on Thursday and Friday.

48 people were traveling on the boat, including 14 women and five children, most between the ages of 4 and 5 years old. After being treated at the port, some were transferred to one of the ships enabled by the Cabildo in Arrecife, which is managed by the Red Cross, and others, including the child who tested positive, are housed in one of the juvenile centres, both with relevant health protocols in place.