Authorities said the 40-year-old coughed on colleagues and told them “I’m going to give you all the coronavirus”.
Police said they launched an investigation after a coronavirus outbreak at the man’s workplace on the Spanish island.
As well as his colleagues contracting coronavirus, members of his gym – where he went to while awaiting a test result for Covid-19 – were also found to be infected.
Days before the outbreak at the company where he worked, the 40-year-old displayed Covid-19 symptoms but refused to go home despite colleagues suggesting this, according to police.
Showing no improvement after work, he went for a PCR test before visiting a gym and returning to work the next day.
Although his bosses told him to go home after he allegedly showed a temperature of 40C, the man refused.
He walked around his workplace, lowering his face mask and coughing on colleagues, telling them: “I’m going to infect you all with the coronavirus”, according to police.
His test result then came back positive.
After the man was confirmed as having coronavirus, his colleages were tested and five received positive results.
Police said family members – including three children – of colleages also contracted coronavirus.
Three people from the man’s gym also tested positive and infected members of their family.
Police said none of the infected people needed hospital treatment.
The man, who has not been identified by police – has been charged with intentionally causing injury.
He was released on Saturday evening while waiting to go on trial, according to Europa Press.
He has been accused of directly infecting eight people and indirectly giving 14 people the virus in Manacor, a town in Majorca, the Spanish news agency reported.
Additional reporting by Associated Press