Spain's deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo

Spain's deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo speaks in parliament in Madrid.

25-03-2020Reuters/Sergio Perez

Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Spanish government said on Wednesday.

Calvo tested positive for the virus in a test performed on Tuesday after previously testing negative, but one more test was performed because the last one proved inconclusive, the government said in a statement.

It added that Calvo, who was born in 1957, was doing well and receiving medical treatment.


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Bert / Hace 10 months

S.O. Please be advised that the private clinic she checked into does NOT cover patients with corona virus symptoms under the Muface policy as we are in a state of alarm which invalidates such coverage. My private insurance company have also told me the same thing. Please check before you criticise me. Think and research, which I did, before you write. Thank you.


S.O. / Hace 10 months

@Bert, that’s because she is insured by MUFACE. By using that she is freeing up a bed in the public sector to be occupied by someone else who needs it more than herself. I too have private health insurance as well as the SS and if I should fall ill I will go to the PalmaPlanas rather than take up time and possibly a bed that others more needy will need in Son Espases. So before rushing to criticise, think a little.


Bert / Hace 10 months

Not to worry, this SOCIALIST minister has checked herself into the most expensive and upmarket PRIVATE clinic in Madrid.