VIAREGGIO, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23:  A group of partic
A group of participants in the Carnival of Viareggio wear a carnival mask that reads Carnevale Antivirus and a protective mask against the coronavirus on February 23, 2020 in Viareggio, Italy. Italy is the first country in Europe and the third largest in the world in the number of infections. At the moment there have been 3 deaths and 152 infections. Five regions are involved and the alarm is in northern Italy, where schools have been closed and there is a ban on removal from outbreak areas. Across Italy there is a stop to public events, including sports events. (Photo by Laura Lezza/Getty Images)

  • A hotel in Austria has been put on lockdown after one of its receptionist tested positive for the new coronavirus, Reuters reported.
  • The receptionist is one of the two confirmed cases in the country.
  • She and her partner both returned from the Lombardy region in Italy, which has had the highest number of cases in Europe.
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Austrian authorities have placed a hotel in the popular Alpine tourist region on lockdown, after a receptionist was one of two people in the country to test positive for the new COVID-19 virus, Reuters reported.

It is still unclear how many people are under lockdown in the Grand Hotel Europa in Innsbruck but the hotel has 108 rooms.

The 24-year-old woman had travelled with her partner to her hometown of Bergamo in Lombardy, Italy, an area that currently has the largest number of cases outside of Asia. The two had caught the virus there before returning to Austria.

Italy has had more than 200 infections and 11 deaths.

The hotel is under lockdown until authorities search for the people who may have come in contact with her, according to Reuters.

"We are not describing it as locking them in but as an isolation," a spokesman for Tyrol's Governor Guenther Platter told Reuters.

Another hotel in the Canary Islands has gone on lockdown after one of its guest tested positive for the new coronavirus. Spanish authorities put more than a 1,000 people on lockdown at Hotel H10 Costa Adeje Palace on the island of Tenerife.

The infected individuals in this case was also visiting from Lombardy in Italy.

The coronavirus so far has killed more than 2,700 people and infected over 80,000. Most cases were in mainland China, but more cases are being reported across at least 39 other countries.

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