A group of immigrants from West Africa sparked Ebola fears on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria after their boat landed on a nudist beach on Wednesday.
Police and the Red Cross isolated the group of 17 men and two women on Maspalomas beach on Wednesday morning after a couple of them were discovered to be suffering from a fever, Channel 4 News reported.
Pictures from the scene show officials in face masks examining the 19 people and taking their temperature.
Spanish newspaper El País said the group spent almost five hours on the beach.
Photographs from the beach also show the men and women being placed in a dump truck and taken to a holding centre before the start of deportation proceedings.
According to El País, Red Cross coordinator José Antonio Rodríguez complained about the use of the truck to transport the group.
According to the Daily Mail, local authorities revealed none of the group were found to have Ebola, but four were taken to hospital for other health issues.
The 19 were all said to have looked exhausted following their journey to the Canary Islands.
Channel 4 News said police later burned the boat the migrants arrived on.
The World Health Organisation says there have been 4,818 reported deaths from Ebola since the recent outbreak.
Last month, this picture of African migrants attempting to climb over a border fence between Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla and Morocco went viral.
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