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Tenerife hotel under coronavirus lockdown confirms SIXTH patient

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A sixth person has tested positive for coronavirus at the Tenerife hotel where British holidaymakers have been trapped.

But authorities say the person is not linked to the Italian group that sparked the lockdown and refused to reveal the sex and nationality of the new patient.

They are now trying to work out how infection could have occurred. The new patient is not showing any of the classic symptoms of the virus but has been transferred to hospital to be quarantined.

It came as Britons cleared of infection were free to leave and landed at Manchester airport last night.

Five Italians from the hotel are already in isolation in hospital, including the doctor who sparked the alert at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in the south of Tenerife.

A spokesman for the regional health authority confirmed yesterday evening: ‘This latest case is a guest at the hotel who was being monitored but does not belong to the initial group of Italians.

It came as Britons cleared of infection were free to leave and landed at Manchester airport last night

It came as Britons cleared of infection were free to leave and landed at Manchester airport last night

It came as Britons cleared of infection were free to leave and landed at Manchester airport last night

A bus carrying British tourists coming from the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel to the airport yesterday afternoon

A bus carrying British tourists coming from the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel to the airport yesterday afternoon

 A bus carrying British tourists coming from the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel to the airport yesterday afternoon

A sixth person has tested positive for coronavirus at the Tenerife hotel where British holidaymakers have been trapped (guest gives the thumbs up from the window of the hotel)

A sixth person has tested positive for coronavirus at the Tenerife hotel where British holidaymakers have been trapped (guest gives the thumbs up from the window of the hotel)

A sixth person has tested positive for coronavirus at the Tenerife hotel where British holidaymakers have been trapped (guest gives the thumbs up from the window of the hotel)

‘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 remains in a good state of health.’

Regional health chiefs also confirmed 193 people had left the hotel by 6pm local time yesterday.

They include locals living on the island and foreign holidaymakers who had tested negative for coronavirus and were showing no symptoms of the virus.

British holidaymakers who checked into the H10 Costa Adeje Palace after the first Italians to test positive were taken to hospital, were given permission to start leaving on Thursday.

Passengers on flight LS9010 from Tenerife landed at Manchester last night, and were pictured walking through arrivals wearing face masks. 

Passengers on flight LS9010 from Tenerife landed at Manchester last night, and were pictured walking through arrivals wearing face masks

Passengers on flight LS9010 from Tenerife landed at Manchester last night, and were pictured walking through arrivals wearing face masks

Passengers on flight LS9010 from Tenerife landed at Manchester last night, and were pictured walking through arrivals wearing face masks

On Sunday regional health chiefs said tourists who checked in after February 24 could leave as long as they fulfilled three key conditions which included their home countries 'guaranteeing' their safe return and their continued monitoring (arrivals at Manchester airport last night)

On Sunday regional health chiefs said tourists who checked in after February 24 could leave as long as they fulfilled three key conditions which included their home countries 'guaranteeing' their safe return and their continued monitoring (arrivals at Manchester airport last night)

On Sunday regional health chiefs said tourists who checked in after February 24 could leave as long as they fulfilled three key conditions which included their home countries ‘guaranteeing’ their safe return and their continued monitoring (arrivals at Manchester airport last night)

Those who were already in the hotel when the Italians were still there, were initially told they must stay till March 9.

But on Sunday regional health chiefs said tourists who checked in after February 24 could leave as long as they fulfilled three key conditions which included their home countries ‘guaranteeing’ their safe return and their continued monitoring.

A spokesman on the island said: ‘They can leave the hotel and fly home as long as they fulfil these three conditions.

‘The conditions are that they must be showing no symptoms of the virus, test negative in an analysis carried out 24 hours earlier, and their home nations must establish their return mechanisms and guarantee the continuity of their treatment once they return.’

More than 120 people now have coronavirus in Spain. Madrid is the worst affected area with 29 cases.

 

DailyMail Online


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