By Henric Sundlof • 25 February 2020 • 9:15
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Over a thousand tourists at the hotel H10 Costa Adeje Palace in Spain’s southern Tenerife have been put into quarantine, after one of the hotel guests now testing positive for the coronavirus, covid-19. The hotel is very popular with British tourists, but at the moment we don’t have an exact count on how many Brits that are staying at the hotel.
The infected hotel guest is an Italian doctor from the region of Lombardy in Italy, where several people already have died after being infected with the dreaded virus. He was on vacation in Tenerife with his wife, when he began to show symptoms of the disease. He has stayed in the hotel for the last six days and felt feverish for several days. After going to a private clinic he was quickly transferred to an isolation unit.
Canary Islands president Angel Victor Torres says:
“The coronavirus protocol has been activated for an Italian tourist in the south of Tenerife. The result from the first test carried out in the Canaries is positive. Tomorrow new tests will take place in Madrid. The patient has been quarantined.”
A spokesman for the regional health authority added: “The protocol states that a second test must take place at the National Microbiology Centre at the Carlos III Health Institute in Madrid. The patient has been quarantined and is under the care of health workers.”
No one else at the hotel has, so far, shown any symptoms, but the incubation time can be up to 27 days, so updates are sure to follow in the next days.
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