Ten holidaymakers are quarantined in Majorca and told to self-isolate for two weeks after first tourist comes down with Covid-19 on the island
- The holidaymakers are isolating in the three-star Morlans Gardens near Magaluf
- Health officials have said one of the tourists has tested positive for Covid-19
- The group will now self-isolate for 14 days at the hotel in Peguera
- The hotel is understood to still be accepting other holidaymakers despite cases
- Spain’s Tourism Minister has urged Brits to come to the Costas for their holidays
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Ten tourists have been quarantined in a Majorcan hotel set aside for coronavirus patients who do not require hospital treatment.
The holidaymakers will be made to self-isolate for 14 days after one tested positive for Covid-19. Initial reports had pointed to all ten being diagnosed with the virus.
The hotel has been identified locally as the three-star Morlans Gardens in Peguera, a small beach resort a ten minute drive from Magaluf in the south-west of the island.
The nationalities of the tourists have not been made public although they are thought to have flown to Majorca from abroad.
Morlan Gardens hotel in Peguera where ten holidaymakers are being made to self-isolate for 14 days after one tested positive for Covid-19. The nationalities of the tourists are currently unknown
The three-star Morlans Gardens is in Peguera, a small beach resort a ten minute drive from Magaluf in the south-west of the island of Majorca
The positive Covid-19 test is thought to be the first for a tourist while on the island.
It emerged last week four members of the same German family had been diagnosed with coronavirus, but they tested positive after returning home following a holiday in Majorca.
At the start of July health chiefs confirmed three Spanish tourists with coronavirus on holiday in Menorca had been quarantined in an apartment in Ciutadella.
The hotel where the Majorcan tourists have been quarantined is understood to be accepting other holidaymakers because the Covid-19 patients are all in a self-contained building in the holiday complex.
Figures show new case numbers of coronavirus have risen again in recent weeks following a record high at the start of April
It was not immediately clear today where the tourist had caught the virus.
The rest of the party are self-isolating as a precaution because they had been in ‘close contact’ with the person confirmed as having Covid-19, the regional government health department said.
Latest figures show there were 1,229 new coronavirus infections in Spain on July 30.
The Balearic Islands are at the centre of ongoing efforts by the Spanish government to persuade London to set up ‘safe’ air corridors following its shock quarantine order last Saturday for returning British tourists.
Spain’s Tourism Minister Maria Reyes Maroto on Thursday urged Brits to keep on coming to the Costas for their holidays.
She also slapped down Boris Johnson in an interview with a Spanish TV programme by insisting there was no ‘second wave’ of coronavirus.
Spain’s second case of coronavirus was a 46-year-old British expat in Majorca who was hospitalised in February after picking up the killer bug at the Alps ski resort visited by coronavirus super-spreader Steve Walsh.