Irish tourists in Tenerife have been in touch with the Department of Foreign Affairs after a hotel in the popular Canary Island Spanish resort was put on lockdown.
An Italian doctor who visited the H10 Costa Adeje Palace has tested positive for COVID-19. 1,000 guests now staying at the hotel have now been asked to stay in their rooms.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said that Irish nationals have been in touch with the department.
“The Department and our Embassy in Madrid are closely monitoring the situation,” the statement read.
“We are in touch with the local health and tourist authorities. A number of Irish nationals staying in the area have been in contact directly with us. We are providing consular advice.
“Anyone who has specific concerns regarding Irish citizens currently in the affected area can contact the Department on 01 4082527”.
Ireland’s National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting today advance preparations for a case here.
Meanwhile, a Dublin secondary school’s written to parents to advise them that a group of students and teachers spent last week skiing in northern Italy.
As news of the Italian ski trip came to light, Mount Anville Secondary School in Goatstown suggested that students with a compromised immune system be kept at home.
Hand sanitisers have been placed throughout the school and students have been asked not to cough or sneeze into their hands.