Madrid.- After the Government of Mexico formally requested from Spain the extradition of Emilio Lozoya, his lawyer in that country, Baltasar Garzón, was admitted to a hospital on suspicion of coronavirus. According to El Mundo, the famous Spanish ex-juez was admitted tuesday to the Ruber clinic, located in Madrid, presenting characteristic symptoms of COVID-19, and is waiting for tests to confirm or deny if he contracted the virus.
The former national court has had fever and chest pains for the past five days, which he spent at his home, and the current prognosis is that he suffers from respiratory failure. A doctor at the Ruber clinic had already examined him days earlier, advising him to remain isolated in a room in his home, however, as the symptoms worsen, the jurist has had to be admitted for a thorough examination.
Garzón is hospitalized, awaiting the results of the COVID-19 test. Photo: AFP
Baltasar Garzón is the legal representative in Spain of the former director of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Emilio Lozoya Austin, who currently faces a trial to be extradited to Mexico, where he is charged with bribery offences, operations with resources of unlawful origin and criminal association. The Mexican Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), yesterday submitted to the Spanish Government the formal request for extradition of the former functioner, which is likely to be delayed due to the contingency of coronavirus that crosses the European country. With information from The World.