Preventative measures, in the wake of the fatal Covid 19 coronavirus breakout in China killing hundreds of people

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Preventative measures, in the wake of the fatal Covid 19 coronavirus breakout in China killing hundreds of people, were taken at Alicante-Elche airport on Friday following the arrival of two passengers, both residents of Torrevieja.

The unnamed duo, who had been on board a cruise ship infected with coronavirus, underwent tests following their arrival at the airport, which proved to be negative.

Meanwhile Alicante courts have postponed a hearing today because of the quarantine of five of its defendants due to the virus.

The case involves 26 people who are accused of failing to pay taxes on the sale of footwear, between 2005 and 2009, from sales in Elche valued at 725 million euros.

The money was allegedly moved from Elche to China, the fines claimed by the tax office for the amounts allegedly defrauded, amount to 158 million euros.