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Corona virus on holiday island: 1,000 hotel guests in quarantine - holidaymakers report chaotic conditions

2020-02-26T06:39:23.957Z

Corona virus alert: 1000 hotel guests are trapped in their facility on a Spanish holiday island. Police are guarding the hotel in Tenerife, reports Spanish television.



Corona virus alert: 1000 hotel guests are trapped in their facility on a Spanish holiday island. Police are guarding the hotel in Tenerife, reports Spanish television.

  • A vacationer from Italy brought the Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 * onto a popular Spanish holiday island.
  • The 69-year-old comes from Lombardy (Italy).
  • The Spanish authorities have taken drastic measures.

Update from February 25, 7.42 p.m .: A German guest describes the situation in the hotel in Tenerife, which is quarantined due to the new corona virus . "We don't get any information from the hotel here, and we haven't seen a doctor yet," said Lars Winkler from Wittmund in East Frisia on Tuesday in a telephone interview with the German Press Agency. "Waiting for the doctor is wearing out."

"When we woke up, we had a note under the door that said that the hotel was closed for health reasons and that all guests should stay in their rooms," says Winkler. With his wife, he first found out about the internet and only then found out what was going on. "We then saw from the balcony that there is police guarding the hotel and the entrances to the beach."

However, many tourists did not adhere to the guidelines and still went to the breakfast room, Winkler described. For lunch, the guests were then sent to their rooms, where there was a "rather tasteless lunch package", said the German.

“Some guests are really worried, others are upset. A better information policy at home would certainly help, ”says Winkler. There are many other Germans in the hotel. He himself is not worried: "This is a large hotel, and so far I have no signs of illness."

The Spanish hotel association Cehat said on Tuesday in a message that the hotel was "normal" - the guests had been informed and followed the instructions.

Coronavirus in Tenerife: Two people infected - 1,000 vacationers under quarantine

Update from February 25, 7:21 pm: Around 1,000 vacationers are quarantined in a hotel in Tenerife, two infected people from Italy are the reason for the closure of the hotel. As a vacationer now reports to Bild , the tourists should have been informed of the measure by a slip of paper. Accordingly, the sheet of paper was pushed under the hotel room door. The 64-year-old further explains that no tourist is allowed to leave the hotel until further notice.

Corona virus on holiday island: now second infected person confirmed

Update from February 25, 5:23 p.m .: A second coronavirus case became known on Tuesday in the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife. The wife of the Italian tourist infected with Sars-CoV-2 was also tested positive, Spanish television reported, citing the health authorities. Both patients are isolated in a hospital on the Canary Island.

The hotel, where the couple had been on vacation for almost a week, has been in quarantine since morning. Around 1,000 people in the building are affected. A total of five Covid 19 cases have now been confirmed in Spain.

Coronavirus: Hotel in Tenerife cordoned off - Germans affected

Update from February 25, 3:43 p.m .: 1000 vacationers are quarantined in a hotel in Tenerife. After an Italian hotel guest tested positive for the corona virus on Monday evening, the hotel is being guarded by the police, according to media reports. There are probably also Germans in the hotel.

"We have to assume that German citizens are among those affected by the quarantine measures," it said on Tuesday from the Federal Foreign Office. The head of the consulate in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is on the way to Tenerife to get an idea of ​​the situation on site.

The international spread of the corona virus has meanwhile also had consequences for the German economy.

Corona virus case on holiday island - hotel cordoned off with 1000 guests

First report from February 25, 2020

Madrid / Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Due to a suspected coronavirus case, hundreds of guests are not allowed to leave their hotel on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife for the time being. The hotel was placed under "sanitary control," but not quarantined, a spokeswoman for the local health agency told AFP on Tuesday. The suspected case is therefore an Italian hotel guest who had tested positive for the virus on Monday.

Coronavirus in Tenerife - 1000 hotel guests under quarantine

The agency spokeswoman said that the Italian's second virus test is currently being awaited. This will probably be available "in the afternoon or evening". The affected hotel H10 Costa Adeje Palace has 467 rooms and can also be booked in Germany via the tour operator TUI. A TUI spokesman said in Hanover that "about 200 TUI customers from different countries" were guests in the holiday complex. He made no statements about the number of German guests. "Our program in Tenerife continues as planned for all other hotels," the statement said. TUI will "continue to monitor the situation closely" and is in contact with the hotel and local authorities. "The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for TUI," said the tourism group.

Coronavirus in Tenerife - Hotel pushes notes with information under the door

As a British guest told AFP , the hotel pushed a message through the door to its guests to inform them about the safety precaution. All guests would have to stay in their rooms until the health authority decides otherwise, the AFP letter said in Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian. A user posted the note on Twitter.

Here is the actual note for those interested to see it. pic.twitter.com/UCAetoDZNv

- Edward S Sanders (@CRckRestaurant) February 25, 2020

Corona virus in Spain

The man, who had vacationed on Tenerife with his wife, is now isolated in the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria hospital on the island.

This is the third coronavirus case in Spain . A German had previously tested positive on the Canary Island of La Gomera. The man has already been released. A Brit had also tested positive on Mallorca a few weeks ago. Spain is one of the most traveled countries in the world. The government in Madrid has repeatedly spoken out against tightening border controls because of the corona virus.

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Corona virus in Tenerife: The Spanish police guard the hotel.

© dpa / Uncredited

Corona virus on the rise in Europe

Italy has spread the corona virus rapidly. Within a short time, the country has become the largest source of the new corona virus in Europe. An infection with the causative agent of the lung disease Covid-19 has so far been detected in almost 230 people, seven infected people have already died. Most infections were found in the northern region of Lombardy. What vacationers have to consider now *. The health system * in Germany is also to be prepared for a major outbreak. In Bavaria * in particular, there is a risk of new infections following the outbreak of the disease in northern Italy and travel behavior in the Mardi Gras week. These symptoms are typical after a Covid19 infection *.

AfP

Source: merkur

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