A hotel on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife has been locked down as a male Italian guest tested positive for coronavirus in an initial test.
Guests at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel have been asked to stay in their rooms as medical tests were undertaken.
The man who tested positive was reportedly a visiting Italian doctor from the virus-hit Lombardy region. As per the sources, his wife has also been tested positive.
A communications representative for the H10 hotel group said: “Following the report of a possible coronavirus case detected in a customer from Italy, staying at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace, H10 Hotels has implemented all health and operational recommendations from the health authorities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of customers and employees.
“Additionally, we are providing customers and hotel staff all the necessary care and attention so that, despite the inconveniences this situation may cause, they are taken care of in the best way possible,” the hotel group spokesperson added.
A spokeswoman for the Canary Island health department said guests were being monitored for health reasons and they are not calling it a quarantine.
Italy has reported 283 cases and seven deaths from the coronavirus and is experiencing increase in cases.
Five additional European countries reported new coronavirus cases linked to the outbreak in Italy. New infections have been reported in Spain, Austria, Croatia, Switzerland, and France.
The number of confirmed infections related the novel Covid-19 coronavirus surged to more than 79,000, with the cases in mainland China crossing 77,100. In other countries, the cases reached at least 1,300.