A hotel in Tenerife, Spain, was placed in quarantine on Tuesday, after an Italian doctor staying there tested positive for COVID-19.
The press office for the town of Adeje on the island said the H10 Adeje Palace hotel was in lockdown. The 1,000 tourists staying at the complex are not allowed to leave.
Tenerife is part of the Canary Islands archipelago, located 100 kilometers west of the African coast. It is a popular year-round vacation destination that attracts many northern European visitors.
The Italian doctor who tested positive for COVID-19 has been quarantined in a local clinic while samples are analyzed in a hospital near Madrid to confirm the initial diagnosis, announced Ángel Víctor Torres, president of the Canary Islands.
The patient voluntarily went to a clinic in Tenerife on Monday when he began feeling unwell. It is Spain’s third case of COVID-19 and the second in the islands.