26 Feb, 2020 @ 10:42
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Second coronavirus case confirmed in Spain’s Madrid while British holidaymakers remain quarantined at hotel in Tenerife as two more Italians test positive

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A SECOND coronavirus (COVID-19) case has been confirmed in Madrid. 

The patient tested positive at the Jimenez Dias Foundation before being transferred to the Carlos III Hospital, where another patient is also being treated in isolation.

The latter is a 24-year-old who had returned from a trip to northern Italy and was tested by health professionals at home.

They are believed to be in a ‘good condition’.

It brings the total number of new cases to eight, with two in Tenerife and one in both Barcelona and Castellon having been confirmed yesterday.

Meanwhile, overnight, two further Italian tourists have tested positive at the H10 Costa Adeje in Tenerife.

The hotel, where dozens of British holidaymakers are believed to be staying, is now on lockdown.

According to the Sun, tourists there who have had contact with the Italian doctor and his wife have been told they may have to remain there for two more weeks.

The two newly infected were reportedly part of a group of 10 Italian tourists who came from the country’s Lombardy region – one of the most affected areas.

The hotel will be closed until mid March as a precaution.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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