China News Service, May 20. According to the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 20th, citing Spain's "El Pais", health officials in the Madrid Autonomous Region of Spain said that as early as late April, the monkeypox virus had begun to spread in the city of Madrid.

  While most confirmed cases appeared around May 7 and 8, the virus had already begun to spread in the city of Madrid in late April, the report said.

  On May 18, the Spanish Ministry of Health issued an emergency health alert and asked all regions to find and provide samples of cases that match the symptoms of monkeypox.

At present, there have been 7 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Spain, and more than 20 suspected cases of monkeypox infection are yet to be confirmed by research.