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 testing positive for Covid-19.
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, who all are said to be asymptomatic or displaying only minor symptoms, have not been made public although they are known to have flown to Majorca from abroad.
The visitors are believed to be the first tourists to have tested positive for Covid-19 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.
It was not immediately clear today where they had caught the virus.
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.
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Spain’s Tourism Minister Maria Reyes Maroto yesterday 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.
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