Felipe VI will remain in preventive isolation for 10 days, for which he suspended all his official activities.
King Felipe VI of Spain is in quarantine after having been in contact with a person infected with coronavirus, the Royal House announced on Monday.
“The King has learned that a person with whom he had close contact yesterday (Sunday) has tested positive for covid-19 today,” they indicated in a statement from the Palace.
And they remarked that “following health standards, from this moment on, will keep the mandatory quarantine period of ten days, suspending all its official activities“
The same sources also did not specify whether the King will undergo a diagnostic test, swabbing, or similar.
According to the newspaper El País, before it was known that his contact on Sunday had tested positive, the King presided this Monday morning, in the palace of El Pardo, the meeting of the Scientific Council of the Elcano Royal Institute.
There he expressed that the current health crisis “has made the need for effective cooperation and much more intense, close, transparent, open and loyal collaboration between multilateral organizations and agencies, governments and civil society, governments and NGOs, much more evident than ever. to deal with the big issues that affect us all ”.
For their part, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia “They will be able to continue with their activities normally”added the official statement.
The heir to the throne, Leonor, had been in quarantine for two weeks in mid-September after the detection of a contagion between his classmates.
Spain. one of the countries hardest hit by the viral pandemic, It has registered a million and a half infections and more than 43,000 deaths.