Holidaymakers in Tenerife told to 'stay in rooms' as hotel with 1,000 guests on lockdown due to coronavirus 1 month ago

Holidaymakers in Tenerife told to 'stay in rooms' as hotel with 1,000 guests on lockdown due to coronavirus

A Tenerife hotel is on lockdown over a confirmed case of the coronavirus.

Up to 1,000 guests at a hotel in Tenerife have been told to stay in their rooms after the hotel was quarantined due to a confirmed case of the coronavirus.

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 have confirmed.

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

According to the hotel's website, it has 467 rooms and four outdoor pools.

On Monday, Irish citizens were advised by the Department of Foreign Affairs not to travel to certain parts of Italy, which are currently are on lockdown.

Attilo Fontana, the president of the Lombardy region, said 165 people had now tested positive in the region, the worst-hit zone in Italy.

"The number is still rising, but we are sure that the measures taken will prevent it spreading further," Fontana said.

Cillian De Gascun, The Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, recently spoke to JOE about the virus, explaining exactly how it spreads, what we know about it so far, and the potential threat to Ireland.

You can check out our conversation with Cillian here.