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Initial test results come back negative for international students quarantined in Malaga residence

One of the quarantined students makes a heart sign from a window of the residence.
One of the quarantined students makes a heart sign from a window of the residence. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • The youngsters from France, UK and Denmark, some of them minors, have been isolated since a French student tested positive last weekend

  • Four results are still pending after tests had to be repeated due to an error

The group of around 40 international students who are currently quaratined in a Malaga residence have tested negative in the initial coronavirus tests carried out earlier this week. Four results are still pending after the tests had to be repeated due to an error.

The students have been confined in the Arunda residence in La Paz district of the city since last weekend when one French student tested positive. She had raised the alarm after hearing from her boyfriend in France that he had the virus.

The group is made up of French, British and Danish students, some of them minors, in Malaga for a Spanish course.

Despite these first negative results, the students will have to remain in quarantine in the residence until a second test is done to confirm. It appears that if the new tests are negative the youngsters will be able to leave the residence.

The student who was found to have the virus has spent the week in a Malaga hospital although her symptoms were described as mild.