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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
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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.

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