Guest John Turton: “The doors are locked and there’s a police cordon” A hotel in Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands has been locked down after a visiting Italian doctor tested positive for coronavirus.
Hundreds of guests at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel were told to stay in their rooms as medical tests were carried out.
The doctor is reportedly from the virus-hit Lombardy region. His wife has also now tested positive, sources say.
Global cases of the virus have passed 80,000, the vast majority in China.
What’s the latest from the hotel in Tenerife?
Spanish media reports say that police are guarding the four-star hotel in the south-west of the island and making sure no one enters or leaves.
But authorities are avoiding describing the situation as an enforced quarantine.
Health authority spokeswoman Veronica Martin earlier said that guests were being monitored for “health reasons”, adding that “the degree of supervision will be assessed during the day, but so far, we’re not talking about quarantine”.
One guest posted on Facebook an image of a note put under […]