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TV doctor criticises Tenerife coronavirus isolation measures

by LLB Reporter
27th Feb 20 3:46 pm

Doctor Hilary Jones who appears regularly on TV has blasted the four-star H10 Costa Adeje Palace, Tenerife over their quarantine measures.

The hotel which can hold around 1,000 guests initially told holidaymakers to stay in their rooms, there are some 168 Brits at the hotel and guests can be seen sunbathing and walking around the hotel sharing buffet meals and many without face masks.

Mrs McHardy and her husband told Dr Jones during ITV’s Lorraine, “We didn’t go out in the beginning but yesterday we went to reception – you are allowed to go out with your masks on.

“At the beginning, we were getting food parcels put to our rooms, but now the only food you can get is at the restaurant, so we have to go out now.”

Dr Jones criticised the isolation measure at the hotel. Dr Jones said if somebody was diagnosed on the last day of the 14-day quarantine, the 14-day period would need to start again.

He added, “At the moment, what’s happening in that hotel is not self-isolation because people are sunbathing round the pool, going to the restaurant – you are in a mass quarantine together.

“My worry, and your worry, will be this – that on day 14 when you are ready to come home and somebody tests positive, you’re back in quarantine for another 14 days because you will have been exposed.

“That’s the worry if people don’t self-isolate.

“You haven’t been given logical guidance to follow and nor is anybody else adhering to that, even if it was there.

“You could potentially be in quarantine for [another] 14 days if on day 14 somebody tests positive.”

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