Tenerife Hotel On Lockdown After Holidaymaker ‘Tests Positive For Coronavirus’

It is believed over 1000 tourists are currently in lockdown.


A hotel in Tenerife has reportedly been placed into lockdown after one of the tourists staying there ‘tested positive for Coronavirus’.

Police are reportedly on site to ensure that none of the tourists can leave their rooms in a bid to contain the virus, and over 1000 guests have been told to stay within their hotel dwellings ‘until further notice’

Speaking to Sky News, one guest revealed they had not been given much information by hotel staff.

They said: “All we have been told is to stay in our rooms.” While another tourist claimed: “We’ve not been given any information other than a piece of paper under the door.”

It’s believed that an Italian tourist who has been at the hotel for the past week with his wife, comes from the Lombardy region where several people have died from the illness.

However, the unnamed man went to a local health centre yesterday afternoon (Monday 24 February) after feeling unwell for several days and tested positive for coronavirus. He has now been quarantined at Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital in Tenerife’s capital Santa Cruz.

Canary Islands president Angel Victor Torres confirmed the outbreak late last night, saying: “This afternoon the coronavirus protocol has been activated for an Italian tourist in the south of Tenerife.

Another couple staying at the hotel currently spoke to MailOnline about what’s currently going on, saying: ‘Nobody is telling us what’s going on, how long this is going to last and who is going to feed us. The way this has been handled is a disgrace. 

‘The hotel is like a ghost house and my fear is that by trapping us inside it, we stand more chance of catching the coronavirus. This whole thing is very worrying.’ 

[Featured Image Credit: H10Hotels]

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