Belgian prince tests positive for coronavirus after attending gathering in Spain

WION Web Team Brussels, Belgium May 30, 2020, 10.36 PM(IST)

Prince Joachim Photograph:( AFP )

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The 28-year-old prince tested positive after attending the party in the southern city of Cordoba on May 26, a spokesperson for the Belgian Royal Palace said on Saturday.

A nephew of Belgium's King Philippe, Prince Joachim, has tested positive for coronavirus after attending a gathering in Spain.

The 28-year-old prince tested positive after attending the party in the southern city of Cordoba on May 26, a spokesperson for the Belgian Royal Palace said on Saturday.

Spanish media said the party broke a number of lockdown rules.

Joachim travelled to Spain from Belgium on May 24 for an internship and was still there.

El Pais newspaper said the prince, who is tenth in line to the Belgian throne, attended the party along with 26 other people -- even though in the province of Cordoba, the maximum number of people permitted to meet is currently 15.

All 27 people who attended the party are now in quarantine.

Spanish police has launched an investigation into the incident and those who breached restrictions could face fines of between 600 and 10,000 euros.