PUBLISHED: 10:15, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:35, Tue, Mar 3, 2020
Coronavirus cases are increasing in Tenerife as a sixth person tests positive for the deadly virus. The case was reported at the Tenerife hotel where British holidaymakers have been trapped. However, authorities say the person is not linked to the original group that sparked the lockdown at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in the south of Tenerife.
Officials are now trying to ascertain how the infection could have occurred.
Five Italians from the hotel are already in isolation in hospital, including the doctor who sparked the alert.
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.
“An investigation is underway to determine the source of the infection.
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Coronavirus: A sixth person tests positive for the deadly virus in Tenerife (Image: Getty Images/Reuters)
Coronavirus: The H10 Costa Adeje Palace in the south of Tenerife went into lockdown (Image: Getty Images)
“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.”
So as the number of cases rises in Tenerife, how safe is it to travel to the Canary Islands?
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have shared their travel advice to Spain and its autonomous communities which include the Canaries.