Coronavirus hits Ibiza as first case confirmed in party spot popular with Brits

Ibiza has confirmed its first case of coronavirus after an Italian tourist visiting the holiday island tested positive for the disease.

This case in Ibiza is the seventh of Covid-19 in Spain's Balearic Islands, and the first to be confirmed in the party island popular with British holidaymakers.

The first six were all recorded in Mallorca.

The man, described as middle-aged, has been admitted to an isolation room in the Can Misses hospital in Ibiza town where his condition has been described as "good".

He is from northern Italy and presented symptoms when he was visiting the island.

The man had notified the local health emergency service that he had a fever and a cough.

Efforts are now being made to trace everyone he has been in close contact with. They will then be kept under surveillance in case they have been infected.


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Ibiza authorities have not yet confirmed where the man was staying in Ibiza.

This case in Ibiza is the seventh of Covid-19 in the Balearic Islands, with the first six all recorded in Mallorca. One of them, a British woman, has already recovered and the rest are being treated in different health centres.

No cases have been registered in Menorca.

In the Canaries, there are now 12 confirmed cases of the virus, the majority of them Italians.


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Six are Italian tourists within the same group who were staying at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Tenerife that went into lockdown after the virus hit the premises.

Two more struck by the illness were in the historic city of La Laguna in the north of the island.

They are said to be an Italian who travelled back to his country and a close contact.

Another four Italian citizens in Gran Canaria were also diagnosed.

All are said to be recovering.

Hundreds were quarantined in the Tenerife hotel from February 24th, including many Brits.

A total 443 have now left, including Brits who were bused to the airport on a phased basis once they tested negative.


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Spain currently has 374 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and there have been six deaths.

The country's first death was confirmed this week in Valencia.

There have not been any cases confirmed in Benidorm, a coastal resort area in the region.

There are not any confirmed cases in Malaga. Most confirmed cases in Spain are in its capital region of Madrid.

The country's leaders are concerned about the effect on tourism, as Easter approaches.

They have stressed the country is as safe as other affected locations.

Authorities said Spain has "a first-class health service perfectly capable of coping".

Your first step should be to check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice, as this will affect what your travel firm and your insurer can do regarding changing your holiday or getting your money back.

Some countries are implementing travel restrictions if you've been to certain locations in recent weeks.

Unlike northern Italy, Spain is not currently on the list of countries with lockdown areas.

The Mirror Online has compiled some handy guides outlining some steps you can take if you're worried about how the outbreak may affect your booking.

Here's our guide to your travel rights and information about refunds if your flight is cancelled.

We've also put together some important information on what may and may not be covered in your travel insurance policy if you want to cancel a trip, or your destination is affected by an outbreak.

And here is some travel advice on where to keep an eye out for important information if you have a booking coming up and are concerned it could be affected by the outbreak.

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