Guests feed themselves at the hotel's buffet despite the coronavirus threat. Picture:
Guests feed themselves at the hotel's buffet despite the coronavirus threat. Picture:

Baffling photos from inside virus lockdown

HOLIDAY-makers trapped in a coronavirus-hit hotel in the Spanish resort town of Tenerife are enjoying champagne and lounging by the pool - even though they've been told to stay in their rooms during quarantine.

Guests at Tenerife's H10 Costa Adeje Palace have been told to self-isolate in their rooms after an Italian couple staying at the resort were diagnosed with coronavirus.

However pictures from inside the complex show the mostly British guests roaming around and even indulging in champagne at the buffet despite the health crisis, The Sun reports.

Other pictures show guests wearing protective face masks as they soak up the sun by the swimming pool.

Around 160 British tourists are staying at the complex, which is under police patrol.

Guests have told the Press Association there is confusion over whether they should stay in their rooms.

 

Photos shared on social media show guests soaking up the sun at the hotel during the lockdown. Picture: @priorityno.1
Photos shared on social media show guests soaking up the sun at the hotel during the lockdown. Picture: @priorityno.1

 

Police officers stand guard outside the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife in Spain. Picture: AP
Police officers stand guard outside the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife in Spain. Picture: AP

 

They have been given thermometers and told to record their own readings, but others are moving around the hotel and going to the pool and restaurant even though they have been advised to stay inside.

The El Pais newspaper said 800 guests from 25 countries are in the hotel, along with about 200 workers.

There are reportedly two security perimeters around the hotel, while a "field hospital" has been set up to treat anybody with coronavirus symptoms.

 

Guests feed themselves at the hotel’s buffet despite the coronavirus threat. Picture: @priorityno.1
Guests feed themselves at the hotel’s buffet despite the coronavirus threat. Picture: @priorityno.1

 

The hotel is still serving food at the buffet, despite telling guests to stay in their rooms. Picture: @priorityno.1
The hotel is still serving food at the buffet, despite telling guests to stay in their rooms. Picture: @priorityno.1

 

Court Amys, 31, from Hertfordshire, UK, is staying in his room with his partner Hannah Green, 27, and their one-year-old son.

He said nobody had approached them to take their temperature, and he'd seen guests heading off to the pool and restaurant was open, which he said made "no sense".

"I'm obviously worried for my child but we're getting there," Mr Amys said. "I just need some information really.

 

 

 

"I've been putting the mask on and going for a walk to keep track of things but they're still not telling us anything, they're just saying, 'Stay in your rooms.'

"They're also saying they're serving lunch in the restaurant today, which makes no sense to me.

"What they're saying is, 'Keep your masks on, don't sit too close to people.'

"It's impossible, the restaurant's going to be absolutely chaotic with everybody down there."

Mr Amys, an electrician, said he has been going down to the buffet restaurant and bringing food back up to the room for Hannah and the baby.

 

 

Tourists in quarantine wave from inside the resort. Picture: AP
Tourists in quarantine wave from inside the resort. Picture: AP

"I'll be putting the mask on and going down to bring some food back up for my family," he said.

"There are a few different restaurants on site but the only one that's going to be open is the buffet restaurant.

"Everyone's touching everything and it just doesn't make any sense at all.

"There is quite a few people out and about but everyone's got masks on.

 

A Spanish police officer sets a barrier blocking the access to the hotel. Picture: AP
A Spanish police officer sets a barrier blocking the access to the hotel. Picture: AP

"There's a few people down by the pool trying to make the most of the sun, but everyone's got a mask on."

Meanwhile, hotel bosses are being asked for names of holiday-makers in a hunt to track down those who have flown back to the UK to test them for the virus.

Regional health chiefs have asked the H10 Costa Adeje Palace to hand over a list of names of guests who were at the resort after February 17, after four Italians who had the virus checked in.

 

A quarantined woman looks out the window of her room. Picture: AP
A quarantined woman looks out the window of her room. Picture: AP

Sun Online reported at least one Brit who landed back in the UK is now being tested for coronavirus after showing symptoms.

The patient stayed at the hotel on Saturday night after the infected Italian guest arrived but left before any lockdown was put in place.

It is understood the two latest cases, also thought to be Italians, were part of the group of 10 which the doctor and his wife, who also tested positive, travelled to the island with.

 

 

 

 

Local reports say that the group travelled with other tourists on a bus to the hotel but later visited a private medical centre after suffering with fever-like symptoms.

The four coronavirus patients are now being treated at a local hospital in Candelaria.

The doctor and his wife are from Italy's Lombardy region, where several people have already died after contracting coronavirus.

 

Ambulances park outside the hotel. Picture: AP
Ambulances park outside the hotel. Picture: AP

It is believed the couple had been at the hotel for seven days.

A spokesman for the regional health authority said: "We can confirm two more positives in Tenerife.

"They're members of the group of Italian nationals that travelled to the island together who were in direct contact with the first two cases."

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission