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Spain: Hundreds quarantined in hotel after former guests test positive for coronavirus

Spain, Adeje
February 25, 2020 at 18:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

The regional government in the Canary Islands quarantined nearly a thousand people in the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Adeje after it was confirmed that two former guests were infected with the novel coronavirus.

The infected people are said to be an Italian doctor who came for vacation from Italy and his wife. They have already been placed in isolation at the hospital of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria on the island.

Security forces were deployed at the hotel entrances to ensure that the quarantine is respected.

Earlier on Tuesday Spain's fifth case of coronavirus was confirmed in Catalonia. A 36-year-old Italian living in Barcelona, who recently traveled to the Lombardy region, tested positive.

The number of deaths from the coronavirus has increased to 2,707 worldwide, with more than 80,250 people infected, including 215 in Italy, the most affected country outside of Asia.

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The regional government in the Canary Islands quarantined nearly a thousand people in the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Adeje after it was confirmed that two former guests were infected with the novel coronavirus.

The infected people are said to be an Italian doctor who came for vacation from Italy and his wife. They have already been placed in isolation at the hospital of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria on the island.

Security forces were deployed at the hotel entrances to ensure that the quarantine is respected.

Earlier on Tuesday Spain's fifth case of coronavirus was confirmed in Catalonia. A 36-year-old Italian living in Barcelona, who recently traveled to the Lombardy region, tested positive.

The number of deaths from the coronavirus has increased to 2,707 worldwide, with more than 80,250 people infected, including 215 in Italy, the most affected country outside of Asia.

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