Checking out of the coronavirus hotel: Guests are tested by medical staff as they leave

Checking out of the coronavirus hotel: Guests are tested by medical staff as they leave Tenerife resort where hundreds more are still quarantined

Small group of guests out of 130 cleared to leave the four star hotel in Tenerife  Minibus driver didn’t provide any information on where the guests were headed In total, over 700 holidaymakers were isolated inside the holiday resort 

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A small group of guests out of 130 cleared to leave a Tenerife hotel in its fourth day of quarantine over the coronavirus could be seen boarding a minibus on Friday, a video recorded by one of the remaining guests showed.

The minibus driver said he was there to pick guests up. It was not clear where they were being taken.

The Canary Islands regional government on Thursday said it had cleared 130 guests to leave the hotel placed on lockdown after four cases of the coronavirus were detected there but others showed no symptom of illness. 

In total, over 700 holidaymakers were in isolation there.

Half a dozen guests including a baby in a pram exited the H10 Costa Adeje Palace south of Tenerife, and underwent temperature scans and in the back of the hotel before boarding a 15-seater minibus, the video shot by hotel guest Christopher Betts showed. 

Health personnel wearing protection clothing check the temperature of a guest at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife today 

Health personnel check the temperatures of a guest leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, Tenerife today

Health personnel check the temperatures of a guest leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, Tenerife today 

Medical staff prepare to check guests leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace today

Medical staff prepare to check guests leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace today 

Reporters at the scene saw several families and couples being screened for their temperatures on Thursday morning by what appeared to be medical personnel wearing protective outfits.

The holidaymakers wore face masks and appeared to sign documents before boarding a passengers’ van loaded with suitcases. 

One of the people boarding said he was from Belgium.

Spain’s total number of coronavirus cases rose to 26 on Friday, with the bulk of them linked to Italy, hit by Europe’s worst outbreak.

Health personnel wearing protection clothing assist guests as they leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife today

Health personnel wearing protection clothing assist guests as they leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife today 

Health personnel wearing protection clothing assist guests as they leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife today

Health personnel wearing protection clothing assist guests as they leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife today

Health personnel wearing protection clothing look on as guests prepare to leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife today

Health personnel wearing protection clothing look on as guests prepare to leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife today

The cleared vacationers, from 11 different countries including Spain, had arrived at the hotel on Monday, after four people who tested positive for the COVID-19 disease had already been hospitalized.

Nobody else at the premises, whether guests or hotel employees, has been found infected, authorities said. The remaining 600 holidaymakers at the hotel, from a total of 25 countries, are to stay in quarantine for 14 days. 

Spain has experienced a significant uptick in the number of infections this week, from the two initial cases earlier this month who had been already released from hospital to 25 as of Friday morning.

Although most cases have been connected to the new coronavirus cluster in northern Italy, authorities are investigating what was the source of contagion for three of the newest patients, including a 77-year-old in serious condition, who had not traveled abroad.

 

 

 

 

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