TEN tourists have been quarantined in a Mallorcan hotel reserved for coronavirus patients who do not require hospital treatment.
Holidaymakers will need to self-isolate for 14 days after testing positive for Covid-19.
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The hotel has been identified locally as the three star Morlans Gardens in Peguera, a small seaside resort a ten-minute drive from Magaluf in the southwest of the island.
The nationalities of the tourists, who are all reportedly asymptomatic or showing only minor symptoms, have not been made public, although it is known that they have flown to Mallorca from abroad.
Visitors are believed to be the first tourists to test positive for Covid-19 on the island.
It emerged last week that four members of the same German family had been diagnosed with coronavirus, but they tested positive after returning home from a holiday in Mallorca.
Meanwhile, more than 100 people are in isolation on the island after a member of hotel staff tested positive for coronavirus.
Island press reports suggest that no tourists were affected, but this has not been confirmed by the hotel, Club Cala Barca on the Santanyí coast.
It is not known how many guests were in the hotel, but some reports suggest it may have been high due to its continued popularity and a newspaper said it could be up to 1,000.
In early July, health chiefs confirmed that three Spanish tourists with coronavirus on vacation in Menorca had been quarantined in an apartment in Ciutadella.
It is understood that the hotel where Mallorcan tourists have been quarantined is accepting other holidaymakers as the Covid-19 patients are all in a self-contained building within the holiday complex.
It was not immediately clear today where they had caught the virus.
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The Balearic Islands are at the center of continued efforts by the Spanish government to persuade London to put in place “safe” air lanes following its shock quarantine order last Saturday for returning British tourists.
Spain’s Tourism Minister Maria Reyes Maroto yesterday urged Britons to keep coming to Costas for their holidays.
She also slapped Boris Johnson in an interview with a Spanish TV show insisting that there was no ‘second wave’ of coronavirus.