“Despite having symptoms and having done a PCR test, he continued his normal life without waiting for the result or quarantining,” police said of the suspect in a tweet on Saturday.
Authorities added that 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.'”
The 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 statement said.
There have been almost 3.5 million recorded cases of Covid-19 in Spain, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and more than 77,500 have died.