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Check-out at the coronavirus hotel: guests are tested by medical staff on departure

A small group of the 130 evacuated to leave a hotel in Tenerife during the fourth quarantine day over the corona virus that was left in a minibus on Friday.

It was not clear where they were being taken.

The Canary Islands regional government said Thursday that it had evacuated 130 guests to leave the hotel after four coronavirus cases were discovered, but others did not show any signs of illness.

In total there were more than 700 holidaymakers on their own.

Half a dozen guests, including a baby in a pram, left the H10 Costa Adeje Palace south of Tenerife and underwent temperature scans and at the back of the hotel before boarding a 15-seat minibus, the video of hotel guest Christopher See Betts.

Health workers wearing protective clothing are checking the temperature of a guest today at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife

Health workers wearing protective clothing are checking the temperature of a guest today at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife

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

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

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

Medical professionals and representatives from TUI help families after being released today at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in La Caleta, Tenerife

Medical professionals and representatives from TUI help families after being released today at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in La Caleta, Tenerife

Medical professionals and representatives from TUI help families after being released today at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in La Caleta, Tenerife

Health workers wearing protective clothing are helping guests to leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife, today

Health workers wearing protective clothing are helping guests to leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife, today

Health workers wearing protective clothing are helping guests to leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife, today

Medical staff is preparing for guests leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace today

Medical staff is preparing for guests leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace today

Medical staff is preparing for guests leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace today

Reporters on site saw several families and couples being screened for their temperature on Thursday morning by medical personnel who appeared to be wearing protective clothing.

The holidaymakers wore face masks and seemed to sign documents before they boarded a passenger bus full of suitcases.

One of the people on board said he was from Belgium.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Spain rose to 26 on Friday, most of which was linked to Italy, affected by the worst outbreak in Europe.

Health workers wearing protective clothing assist guests in leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife today

Health workers wearing protective clothing assist guests in leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife today

Health workers wearing protective clothing assist guests in leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife today

Health workers wearing protective clothing assist guests in leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife today

Health workers wearing protective clothing assist guests in leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife today

Health workers wearing protective clothing assist guests in leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife today

Health workers wearing protective clothing watch as guests prepare to leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife today.

Health workers wearing protective clothing watch as guests prepare to leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife today.

Health workers wearing protective clothing watch as guests prepare to leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife today.

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

No one else on the site, whether it’s guests or hotel staff, is infected, the authorities said. The remaining 600 holiday makers in the hotel, from a total of 25 countries, must remain in quarantine for 14 days.

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

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

Health workers wearing protective clothing are currently checking the condition of guests, including young children, at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife

Health workers wearing protective clothing are currently checking the condition of guests, including young children, at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife

Health workers wearing protective clothing are currently checking the condition of guests, including young children, at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife

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

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

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

Health workers wearing protective clothing assist guests in leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain

Health workers wearing protective clothing assist guests in leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain

Health workers wearing protective clothing assist guests in leaving the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain

Yesterday, dozens of British tourists were cleared to leave the hotel that had been closed by the corona virus – but 118 were told to stay in quarantine.

The guests of the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in Tenerife spent four days in isolation after the corona virus was discovered there by four Italian tourists.

Sources said that 50 out of 168 Britons currently on the site can leave the hotel for free. But it is not clear at this stage whether the newly released British choose to leave the island or whether they may return to the UK.

It is not known whether the people depicted today were British.

The move seems to have taken the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by surprise, which insisted a few hours earlier that there were no plans to bring captive tourists back to the UK.

A tourist with a face mask cycles yesterday next to the swimming pool of the H10 Costa Adeje Palace, where 168 Brits start with a two-week lockdown

A tourist wearing a face mask cycles next to the swimming pool of the H10 Costa Adeje Palace yesterday, where 168 Britons start a two-week lockdown

A tourist wearing a face mask cycles next to the swimming pool of the H10 Costa Adeje Palace yesterday, where 168 Britons start a two-week lockdown

Those who can leave are deemed to have arrived on Monday, after the diagnosed guests have already left.

A total of 130 guests from 11 countries were told that they could leave the Spanish authorities.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “We urgently request clarification from the authorities of the Canary Islands following their announcement that 130 tourists of different nationalities will be allowed to leave the Costa Adeje Palace Hotel.

“We continue to support all British nationals in the hotel.”

Downing Street defended the answer to the situation at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Tenerife.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The Foreign Ministry has been in contact with more than 100 British nationals staying at the hotel.

Tourists next to the outdoor pool yesterday at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace, where most of the guests have left their rooms

Tourists next to the outdoor pool yesterday at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace, where most of the guests have left their rooms

Tourists next to the outdoor pool yesterday at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace, where most of the guests have left their rooms

A man walks next to the swimming pool at the Tenerife hotel, which was quarantined by the Spanish authorities after four Italian guests had tested positive for the virus

A man walks next to the swimming pool at the Tenerife hotel, which was quarantined by Spanish authorities after four Italian guests had tested positive for the virus

A man walks next to the swimming pool at the Tenerife hotel, which was quarantined by the Spanish authorities after four Italian guests had tested positive for the virus

‘They offer them support, they also have regular contact with local authorities and travel organizations to share information.

“The quarantine is managed by the Spanish authorities. We understand that guests who have been assessed by medical staff and who have no symptoms can move around the hotel freely. “

Put under pressure whether there would be an evacuation flight for the British, the spokesman said: “We base all our decisions on medical and scientific advice and everything is monitored.”

Professor Yvonne Doyle, medical director of Public Health England, said the agency had sent a “health protection specialist” to Spain to work with local authorities.

A tourist in quarantine at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife

A tourist in quarantine at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife

A tourist in quarantine at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife

The specialist will make an effort to “better understand the public health measures taken at the hotel,” she said.

“This includes insight into the spread of the virus in the hotel and how the Spanish authorities follow the situation.”

The guests are locked up in a 4-star hotel and are allowed to leave their rooms, relax by the pool and eat in the hotel restaurant.

Spanish officials ordered the two-week quarantine after four Italian guests staying at the hotel last week tested positive for corona virus.

Julio Perez, a spokesperson for the regional government of the Canary Islands, said today that talks have taken place with foreign officials in Tenerife and Madrid.

Lara Pennington (photo), 45, from Manchester, said today that guests at the Tenerife hotel violate quarantine rules and risk spreading the virus

Lara Pennington (photo), 45, from Manchester, said today that guests at the Tenerife hotel violate quarantine rules and risk spreading the virus

Lara Pennington (photo), 45, from Manchester, said today that guests at the Tenerife hotel violate quarantine rules and risk spreading the virus

Regional Health Minister Teresa Cruz told a press conference that there had been “a good response from the respective embassies to repatriate their citizens.”

“Today the Ministry of Health is having a meeting on the same subject, looking for the implications of the different embassies so that they can bring their citizens home if they find it appropriate,” she said.

Perez added: “This morning our government agencies met with several consuls and there were talks with ambassadors in Madrid.

“If we can ensure a transfer in such a way that we know that when they reach their home countries, their respective health authorities and epidemiological services can continue to actively monitor, they could go if it is organized.

“At the moment it is safe for the 140 tourists who checked in after the people staying at the hotel and who tested positive.”

However, British officials do not seem to have shared the enthusiasm described by their Spanish counterparts.

The Foreign Ministry says they have spoken to dozens of British tourists by telephone and text message, but there are no plans to arrange a repatriation flight.

Officials keep an eye on the situation.

The FCO previously chartered such a flight for British citizens who were stuck on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

However, that was only after the Japanese quarantine had failed on a large scale with hundreds of infected people during the two-week closure.

A woman and her child today look out the window of their hotel room at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in Tenerife that is quarantined because of coronavirus fears

A woman and her child today look out the window of their hotel room at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in Tenerife, which is quarantined because of coronavirus fears

A woman and her child today look out the window of their hotel room at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in Tenerife that is quarantined because of coronavirus fears

Whitehall was also forced to take action in the Japanese case after the US government unilaterally withdrew more than 300 US nationals.

Before, countries tried to get their citizens from Wuhan home after the outbreak in China.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs chartered two flights to bring home British nationals who landed on RAF Brize Norton.

Previously a ‘frightened’ British mother at the hotel said that she feared that the closure of the hotel would be a new disaster with Diamond Princess.

Lara Pennington, who is on vacation with her two young sons and older in-laws, said some guests fail to follow measures to stop the virus from spreading.

“The Spanish government advised that if we wanted, we could leave our rooms as long as we wore masks and wash hands,” she told ITV’s Good Morning Britain today.

‘It is clear that there are large numbers who do not follow that process.

“Constraint strategy clearly doesn’t work, it would never work. It should be a forced quarantine, “said the 45-year-old tourist from Manchester.

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