Couple separated into ‘nightmare’ Greek hotel rooms after positive Covid-19 test

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A couple on holiday say they have been separated from each other into 'disgusting' apartments after one tested positive for coronavirus.

Paula Henry says she was kicked out of her five-star hotel with husband Wesley Seale in Rhodes, Greece following her positive test result.

She says the luxury trip has turned into a “nightmare” and they have been ordered into separate enforced self-isolation, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Paula, 48, of Bury, claims she is now under 24-hour surveillance while her husband is locked down in another room.

She claims to have discovered cockroaches in her room but has been threatened with 10 years in jail and a hefty fine if she leaves.

The couple arrived on October 6 for a one-week stay at the luxury Princess Andriana Resort & Spa in Kiotari.

After being tested at the airport, she was phoned two days later to tell her she had Covid-19 and to return to her hotel.

They were then driven for an hour to another hotel where they were taken to separate rooms and told to isolate.

Paula, who owns Chaps Barbers in Bury, added: “They said if I leave the room, I am looking at ten years in Greek prison.

"I am on medication for anxiety so I cannot be left on my own here. I have not even got a TV or anything.

"Even if I could just get Wes in this room it would be a million times better. That was not even an option.

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"There is absolutely no reason why we should be separated.

"We are not allowed to be in contact or see each other. There is nothing we can do."

She blasted the Greek authorities, adding: “It is absolutely disgusting.

"I have been bombarded with cockroaches and bugs.

"The food comes stone cold and wet. You would not give it to a dog.”

Paula went on: "I don't even know where I am.

"I feel like I have been kidnapped from my beautiful five-star, all-inclusive hotel and thrown into a squat with no food.

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"It's a nightmare. I am sure prison is better than this.

"If people have to quarantine, that is fair enough.

"I don't expect to be locked in a five-star hotel but I expect to be somewhere that is clean and where I feel safe.

"This is just inhumane.”

She says she took two tests before flying out and both returned negative.

Paula said: "We thought we had done everything right.

"I get that people see this as a risk you take for going away, but we thought we had covered all bases.

"It is literally a case of Banged Up Abroad.”

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She has to isolate until next Tuesday while he has been told he can leave on Friday.

They were supposed to fly back on Tuesday but now have to make alternative travel arrangements instead.

Paula says she contacted Jet2 for help but was told there was nothing the airline could do.

A Jet2 spokesman said: "Following a positive Covid-19 test, the relevant protocols were initiated by the local authorities in Rhodes.

"We are obviously sorry to hear about this experience, and we have been in contact with the customers to do what we can throughout, including putting them in touch with the British Consulate and helping to arrange flights back to the UK once the appropriate period of self-isolation is complete.”

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