Tourists at Tenerife hotel ‘tested for coronavirus’ as case confirmed

Hundreds of tourists at a hotel in Tenerife are reportedly being tested for the coronavirus after a confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified.

According to Spain’s El Pais newspaper, health officials are conducting tests in the resort of Adeje, which is popular with British holidaymakers.

One British guest at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in Tenerife, who did not want to be named, told Sky News: “All we have been told is to stay in our rooms.”

Another Briton, who also wished to remain anonymous, said: “We’ve not been given any information other than a piece of paper under the door.

“We can’t get through to reception.”

Guests in the hotel have been given a note telling them to stay in their rooms
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Guests in the hotel have been given a note telling them to stay in their rooms

The note in full:

Dear guests,

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“We regret to inform you that for healthy reasons, the hotel has been closed down. Until the sanitary authorities warn, you must remain in your rooms.”

H10 Hotels describes the Costa Adeje Palace in Tenerife as 'iconic' on its website
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H10 Hotels describes the Costa Adeje Palace in Tenerife as ‘iconic’ on its website

It comes after an Italian tourist was admitted to hospital on the island, who has since tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Checks are also being carried out on those who may have come into contact with the patient – the third confirmed case in Spain.

The patient reportedly, a man, had a fever for six days before he saw a doctor at a clinic, and was then admitted to University Hospital Nuestra Senora de Candelaria where the test was carried out, according to local newspaper El Dia.

He was accompanied by a woman, who is also under medical surveillance.

The president of the Canary Islands, Angel Victor Torres, confirmed the case on Twitter, and said the patient had been “isolated” and the test results sent to Madrid for further analysis.

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