March 16, 2020 / 4:24 PM / 17 days ago

Regional leader of Spain's Catalonia says he has coronavirus

The leader of Catalonia's regional government Quim Torra talks during an interview with Reuters at the Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Files

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The regional leader of Spain’s Catalonia, Quim Torra, said on Monday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and that he was going into self-isolation in a government building.

Catalan deputy head of government, Pere Aragones, announced on Sunday that he had also tested positive.

Reporting by Joan Faus, editing by Andrei Khalip

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