Spanish King Self-Isolating After Virus Contact – Palace

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Updated November 23, 2020
In this file photo taken on February 3, 2020 Spain’s King Felipe VI arrives for the opening ceremony of the Spanish 14th legislature at the lower house of parliament in Madrid. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP


Spain’s King Felipe VI is self-isolating after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19, the palace said Monday.

“A person with whom he was in contact yesterday tested positive for Covid-19 today,” the palace said in a statement, adding that the 52-year-old monarch had suspended all official activities for 10 days.

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“In conformity with health rules, he will observe a preventative quarantine for 10 days starting now,” the statement said.

Queen Letizia and the royal couple’s daughters Leonor and Sofia “may continue their activities normally”, it added.

Crown Princess Leonor, 15, self-isolated for two weeks in September after a Covid-19 infection was detected among her classmates. She later tested negative.

Spain is among the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic with more than 1.5 million cases and more than 43,000 deaths.