Left Menu
Development News Edition

Tenerife: Hundreds being tested for coronavirus after new case in Spain - media

Devdiscourse News Desk | Madrid | Updated: 25-02-2020 17:15 IST | Created: 25-02-2020 15:24 IST
Tenerife: Hundreds being tested for coronavirus after new case in Spain - media
Representative image Image Credit: ANI

Hundreds of tourists at a hotel in Costa Adeje in Tenerife are being tested for coronavirus on Tuesday after a confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified, according to local media. On Tuesday after an Italian tourist was hospitalized with a suspected case of coronavirus, health officials in the Canary Islands said.

Spanish health authorities could not immediately confirm the lockdown but said hundreds of tourists and staff in the hotel were being tested for the virus. "We are checking people who had contact with the patient including the people in the hotel," a spokeswoman for Canary Island's health department. Health authority spokeswoman Veronica Martin told AFP, confirming that the Italian tourist "was staying at this hotel while on holiday in Tenerife".

A British guest at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel where the Italian man was staying who did not want to be named told AFP by telephone that he and other guests had received a notice telling them to stay in their rooms.

"We regret to inform you that for health reasons, the hotel has been closed down. You must remain in your rooms until the health authorities say so," said the text in Spanish, English, French, Italian and German, a copy of which was sent to AFP. The management could not be reached for comment.

According to its website, the hotel has 467 rooms, four outdoor pools as well as two jacuzzis. The scare came as hotels across the Canary Islands were packed with guests who had flown in for the traditional February carnival festivities.

Spain is the second-most visited country in the world after France, according to the United Nation's World Tourism Organization. Spanish authorities have repeatedly ruled out imposing tighter border controls as a way of preventing the spread of the virus as some nations have done.

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.



Workplaces post-COVID 19: Tech innovations to catalyze a remote working culture

Due to lockdowns imposed in several countries, work-from-home culture has literally jumped into almost every company in the world whether they were ready or not....

All party meeting - Blocking dialogue not culture of Bengal, Mamata needs to speak up

If that happens, history will record it as the dark age of Bengal....

Diya Jalao for COVID 19: How Modi put Power Grids and power warriors at risk?

While Prime Minister Narendra Modis staunch supporters are busy in search of hidden science behind the sudden announcement of 9minutes9pm campaign but his ignorance of the actual science has put the nation in another danger. The scientists ...

'Diya jalao' for COVID 19: Modi needs to practice his teachings and control fake news on social media

In his video message to the nation on Friday the Prime Minister talks about peoples collective power to win the invincible. However, he has made no concreate efforts to win over the confidence and represent the collective power of the polit...


Latest News

New York governor extends shutdown to April 29

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that the COVID-19 death rate in the epicentre of Americas deadly coronavirus pandemic was effectively flat for the past two days as he extended a shutdown in the state until April 29. Addressing...

FCC rejects group's request to probe Trump coronavirus broadcasts

The Federal Communications Commission FCC said on Monday it was rejecting a petition that sought an investigation into broadcasters that aired statements U.S. President Donald Trump made in news conferences about the coronavirus pandemic. F...

WHO urges caution in relaxation of lockdown

The World Health Organizations emergencies chief said countries looking to exit their lockdown strategies need to use a calibrated, step-wise approach that does not release all the restrictions at once. Dr Mike Ryan said Monday that the loc...

U.S. Fed preparing to buy new small business payroll loans - WSJ

The Federal Reserve and Treasury Department are planning to launch a new program to buy loans that financial firms make through the governments emergency small-business lending program, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing peo...

Give Feedback