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CORONAVIRUS is sparking much panic among holidaymakers with plans to travel abroad. The Canary Islands are a hugely popular holiday destination but as the first hotel guest outside the infected Italian group in Tenerife tests positive - how safe is it to travel there?

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.

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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 tenerife holidays canary islands safe travel advice news latestCoronavirus: A sixth person tests positive for the deadly virus in Tenerife (Image: Getty Images/Reuters)

coronavirus tenerife holidays canary islands safe travel advice news latestCoronavirus: 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.

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