68 medical staff who attended a Christmas party in Malaga have since tested positive for Covid-19, according to the regional health authorities.
Most of the 68 infected doctors and nurses were working in the intensive care unit at Málaga’s main regional hospital.
Andalucian health authorities said they were all at a Christmas party attended by about 170 people last week.
All of the guests had to take a positive antigen tests before the event and but more than half are now isolating having subsequently tested positive.
The infected staff are believed to have been fully vaccinated – in line with the Spanish Ministry of Health protocols.
The latest outbreak has heightened concerns about the risk of spreading Covid over the office Christmas party period.
Yesterday, Monday 6th December, the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, said that Spaniards should not lower their guard in the fight against Covid-19.
To date Spain has recorded some 5.1 million cases of which nearly 90,000 have proved fatal.