Monday, 26 October 2009
26 immigrants intercepted near Tarifa, five with high fevers
(Agencies. Photo: EuropaSur) 26 people of sub-Saharan origin were intercepted yesterday morning about 12 miles from Tarifa aboard a zodiac-type boat. On their arrival at the Red Cross station there, five of them were found to have high temperatures, which set up the emergency procedures against Swine Flu, while the rest were in good health. One of 15 women on board was pregnant and was taken to hospital for routine checks. Medical procedures took longer than usual because those with fever had to be isolated, although tests for Swine Flu turned out to be negative.