British Woman Tests Positive For Coronavirus At Quarantined Tenerife Hotel
Canary Island health officials said she arrived at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace on 23 February and has now been isolated in hospital, according to Sky News. The woman is understood to be showing no symptoms currently.
The woman is the sixth confirmed case at the hotel and authorities are now in the process of tracking down anyone who may have come into close contact with her since she arrived.
A spokesman for the regional health authority said: "This latest case is a guest at the hotel who was being monitored but does not belong to the initial group of Italians.
"An investigation is underway to determine the source of the infection.
"As with the other five, this person has been transferred to a hospital to be quarantined. The other people who have tested positive remain in a good state of health."
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The President of the Canary Islands, Angel Victor Torres, announced last Tuesday that the hotel would be quarantined until 10 March, however, numerous travel operators have confirmed that tourists who have tested negative for the virus have been allowed to fly home.
:projector:️@avtorresp visitó este viernes el punto de atención primaria instalado en el hotel donde se activó el protocolo por #coronavirus
Trasladó su apoyo a las personas que trabajan en el operativo y destacó que "Canarias es un destino seguro, con una sanidad de primer orden mundial" pic.twitter.com/NRtMo8qqfn
- Presidencia GobCan (@PresiCan) February 29, 2020
A Tui spokesperson said 17 of its customers were flown back to the UK over the weekend, while its remaining 19 would be flown back today (Tuesday) subject to negative test results.
Jet2holidays also confirmed that its customers would be flown back today.
A spokesperson told the Metro: "We are pleased to confirm that Jet2holidays customers at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace will be flying back to the UK with us on a dedicated flight this afternoon, following their negative test results for Covid-19 and subject to them showing no symptoms on departure."
The hotel had 700 guests of 25 different nationalities when it was placed on lockdown.
Lara Pennington - one of 168 British guests at the time of lockdown - described the situation as 'extremely stressful'.
Speaking to the BBC, she said: "I have two small children and I have my in-laws here and this is an extremely stressful and worrying situation and it certainly does not feel like a holiday."
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