Nine tourists staying at the Sol Don hotel complex in Torremolinos, which belongs to the Meliá group, remain in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.
This is a group of visitors of various nationalities, mostly Americans, who contracted the virus from their tour guide, who came from Italy.
So far, none of these nine cases have shown any symptoms but a 14-day quarantine has been ordered, with no contact allowed with other visitors.
The tourists, who were participating in a trip organised by a tour operator, had previously been in Ronda and had been spending their holidays in the Hotel Don Pablo. Since the diagnosis, they have been transferred to another of the establishments in the complex that was closed due to the low season.
For the duration of the quarantine, the tourists will be monitored for possible symptoms and their temperatures will be taken every day. The nine guests are being kept in a confined space where they are being brought food on trays to avoid contact with hotel staff.
The guide who infected the group has been treated by the medical services, although he is not staying at the hotel. It was his symptoms that raised the alarm and caused the tourists to take the coronavirus tests.