Tenerife hotel isolated at start of coronavirus outbreak, re-opens to guests

2020/07/05 11:43:05 Written by Canarian Weekly Business

The H-10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel, which became famous around the world after being isolated with 900 customers and employees inside, after registering a positive case for coronavirus on February 24th, reopened its doors yesterday to it's first guests.

The four star hotel, located next to the nucleus of La Caleta in Costa Adeje, received a hundred clients on its first day, a number that will almost quadruple throughout today.

In total, seven positive cases were registered by Covid-19 (six Italians and one British citizen), a figure that revealed the effectiveness of the strategy applied to contain infections, the high priority of the health team consisting of 13 doctors, 42 nurses, four administrative assistants and 10 logistics management technicians.

The hotel complex was transformed into a "pseudo-hospital", and the infected clients, and those suspected of COVID-19, were separated from the rest.
"We were gambling a lot and we demonstrated that the Canaries knows how to respond to a health crisis, with healthcare and institutions that are capable of giving a coordinated and joint response," said Fitas.

In addition to the mandatory prevention measures, the hotel staff have received a specific training and prevention course to minimize the risks of Covid-19 infection, and the premises have been deep cleaned throughout.