Spanish citizens took to twitter to vent their frustration about the lack of information and criticised Spanish health minister Ana Mato, who came under intense scrutiny at a news conference on Monday evening, where she confirmed a nurse at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital had tested positive for Ebola, but refused to take questions from reporters.
The Spanish nurse infected by Ebola was moved with an ambulance to Carlos III Hospital from Alcorcon Hospital Tuesday in Alcorcon, Spain.
Angry twitter users hashtag #VAMOSAMORIRTODOS translating as “we are all going to die” while other comments include, “We are all going to die before Ana Mato resigns” and “Ana Mato brought Ebola to Spain, now we’re all going to die” soon after the emergency press conference was wrapped up.
Similar hashtags including #AnaMatoDimision (Ana Mato must resign) began trending in Spain too.
Information gathered showed that the nurse had treated both Manuel Garcia and Miguel Pajares at the Carlos III hospital in Madrid. Mr Garcia, 69, and Mr. Pajares both died after contracting the virus in Sierra Leone and Liberia respectively.
The nurse was admitted to Alcorcon hospital on Monday morning with possible symptoms of Ebola, including high fever. According to health protocols, medical personnel involved in looking after the two Ebola patients were expected to take their temperature twice a day for 21 days.