A Belgian prince has apologized for taking a novel coronavirus to a party in Spain

Prince joachim of Belgium has apologized for going to a party in Spain after contracting the coronavirus.

Prince Joachim, 28, tested positive for novel coronavirus after attending a party in cordoba over the weekend.
The party reportedly violated lockdown rules because of the large crowd.
When he arrived in the country, he also did not follow Spanish quarantine guidelines.
In a statement, he said: “I am sorry that I did not comply with all quarantine measures during my trip.
I don’t want to offend anyone at this difficult time.
I am deeply sorry for my actions and will take all the consequences.”

Joachim was king Philip’s nephew and tenth in line to the throne.
The prince left for Spain on May 24 and is still there, a palace spokesman confirmed.

Spain’s el pais newspaper said the prince attended the party with 26 others on May 26.
In cordoba, the maximum number of people allowed for a gathering is currently 15.
Spanish police have launched an investigation into the incident and those who violate the restrictions could face fines of between 600 euros and 10,000 euros, the report said.
All those attending the party are now quarantined.

“I am surprised and angry,” said Rafaela Valenzuela, the Spanish government’s envoy to the cordoba region.
At a time of national mourning, events like this stand out.”
She said the party was “totally irresponsible”.

Novel coronavirus has killed more than 27,000 people in Spain.
The country is lifting its blockade after imposing some of the strictest rules in Europe.

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