British couple trapped in Tenerife hotel over coronavirus ‘panicked’ about son

British couple trapped in Tenerife hotel over coronavirus ‘panicked’ about son

February 26, 2020

A British couple stuck in lockdown at their Tenerife hotel over coronavirus fears have said that they're panicked about their one-year-old son contracting the virus.

Guests staying at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel have been told to stay in their rooms after a visiting Italian doctor tests positive for coronavirus.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Bill Turnbull via video link from their hotel room, Hannah Green and Court Amys found out that they were locked in the hotel after being handed a note under the door.

"It just said for health reasons, just stay in your room," Hannah explained. "We had no other explanation other than that, have we?"

"They haven't told us it's coronavirus at all," Court said. "We just got a note through the door late last night saying, 'Just stay in your rooms, if you have any symptoms call reception', but they actually haven't told us symptoms of what. We only know the coronavirus because we looked on the news."



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Hannah explained that they had found it difficult to keep their baby son entertained in the room, adding: "And obviously we're really worried about him getting the coronavirus."

The pair went on to say that they hadn't been told how long they would be confined to their room but have been told a doctor would going round to speak to them and test them.

"They've started bringing food around for us, bags of food," Hannah said. "So we had two meals yesterday… so we think that's just what's going to happen from now on."


Court said the hotel has become a lot more strict about wandering about and telling everyone to get back to their rooms.

He said: "The front door is completely locked down, they've got all their tents set up outside."

Asked about whether they had been contacting the hotel reception for updates, Hannah said: "Yesterday we tried calling them several times, in the end they just stopped answering the phone."

She said that they were "massively, worried" about the virus spreading, saying: "We're really panicked."

Court added: "Yeah, more for our son really, he's only one, he's fragile."

There are over 80,000 cases of the virus globally, with the vast majority in China. The World Health Organisation said earlier this week that more needs to be done to prepare for a potential pandemic.

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV

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