About a thousand people, including guests and employees of the Spanish hotel H10 Costa Adeje Palace, were tested and prevented from leaving because an Italian couple and two of their friends tested positive for the coronavirus.
“We regret to inform you that, for health reasons, the hotel has been closed. Until the health authorities warn, you must remain in your rooms,” was the message the guests found under their doors on Feb. 25.
The four-star hotel located in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, housed an Italian doctor, his wife, and two friends, who tested positive for the virus and were transferred to the Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria.
A Briton, Nigel Scotland, commented that he had stayed in the hotel for six days and therefore there was a great risk that many other guests would have contracted the same disease and would have already spread it to various places.
“During that time, probably five or six hundred people must have left the hotel and returned to various places in Europe,” a worried Scotland estimated, according to the BBC.
So far, Italy is the European country most affected by the epidemic, which is spreading to several countries.
There are already 283 people infected, located mainly in the north of the country, and seven deaths.
The European Commission (EC) is seeking to avoid closing borders as a possible measure taken by countries to control the spread of the virus.
It should be noted that the virus that now sows uncertainty around the world, given the rapidity of its spread, began in Hubei Province, China, and the Chinese regime is blamed for hiding it for a month.
For Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) the Chinese communist leaders are responsible for the virus contaminating the inhabitants of so many countries.
“He couldn’t control this so he hid it for over a month and now people all over the world are dying because of how fast it spread,” Sasse accused, alluding to the leader of the Chinese regime.
Estimates report more than 80,000 people are sick with the coronavirus, and more than 2,700 deaths from it.
In the United States, 57 cases have been reported from different sources, and to prevent and combat the spread of the disease, the Trump administration has requested $2.5 billion from Congress, in addition to taking all necessary precautions to protect Americans.