A number of Irish nationals staying in area affected by confirmed coronavirus case in Tenerife 7 months ago

A number of Irish nationals staying in area affected by confirmed coronavirus case in Tenerife

The Department of Foreign Affairs is working with local authorities and advising Irish nationals in the area.

Earlier today, it was confirmed that a hotel in Tenerife is on lockdown due to a confirmed case of the coronavirus.

Up to 1,000 guests at a hotel at the popular holiday resort have been told to stay in their rooms after the hotel was quarantined due to a confirmed case of the highly contagious illness.

An Italian tourist at the hotel, the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in the town of Adeje, was hospitalised with a now confirmed case of COVID-19, health officials confirmed.

The hotel guests were given a note which read: "Dear Guests. We regret to inform you that for healthy reasons [sic], the hotel has been closed down. Until the sanitary authorities warn [sic], you must remain in your rooms."

Speaking to JOE on the situation there, a spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs made the following statement:

"The Department and our Embassy in Madrid are closely monitoring the situation. We are in touch with the local health and tourist authorities. A number of Irish nationals staying in the area have been in contact directly with us. We are providing consular advice.

"Anyone who has specific concerns regarding Irish citizens currently in the affected area can contact the Department on 01 4082527."

Additionally, three schools in Northern Ireland have sent their students home today (Tuesday 25 February) as precautionary measure following recent trips to Italy.

You can read more about that here.