Twelve workers of Barcelona's Royal Polo Club have tested positive for coronavirus, and as a consequence the club's summer holday programme for children was cancelled on Thursday. This appears to be the most significant single outbreak of the virus in Barcelona city in recent weeks, but in the last day there have been several reports of virus outbreaks or suspected resurgences in different parts of Catalonia.
The management of the upscale city sports club decided that all workers in the organization should be tested, about 300 in total, and they are still waiting for the results.
Last weekend, the polo club also closed the two restaurants on the premises and the pool bar, which, in fact, are still not offering service, and won't resume for the rest of this week at least. A chef employed by the club showed symptoms of Covid-19 and tested positive.
Outbreak in a children's holiday centre
Also on Thursday, a child taking part in summer holiday activities at the tennis club in Cassà de la Selva (Girona) tested positive for Covid-19 and a dozen people, including the other children in the same group at the holiday centre and the adults supervising them, had to go into precautionary isolation. This will last for two weeks and affects all members of the activity group of the infected user in the holiday centre.
The case was made public on Wednesday by the health department of the Cassà de la Selva municipality, and the situation was communicated to the club, users and also to mayors of neighbouring municipalities, since the affected child and other users are from different villages.
Suspicions in the Maresme, family infection in Menorca
Meanwhile, doctors in the town of Vilassar de Dalt performed PCR tests yesterday, of which there are still no results, on a dozen young people with symptoms of fever and diarrhea, compatible with coronavirus, after having participated several days ago at a beach party near the town, 20 kilometres north of Barcelona in the Maresme county. It is thought that about sixty people had attended a party. Not everyone has symptoms, but the entire group that participated in the party is being followed up.
And on the island of Menorca in the Balearics, an outbreak has been confirmed among tourists for the first time, although it is also a "household" outbreak because it affects three members of the same family, who are Spanish and on holiday on the island. They have mild symptoms.