|Prince Joachim of Belgium (C) is said to have mild coronavirus symptoms. (Photo by=Getty Images)|
[아시아뉴스통신=레악카나 기자] A Belgian prince contracted coronavirus after attending a party during lockdown in Spain, the country's royal palace announced.
Prince Joachim, 28, travelled from Belgium to Spain for an internship on 26 May, the palace said. Two days later, he went to a party in the southern city of Córdoba, before testing positive for Covid-19.
Spanish reports suggest the prince, a nephew of Belgium's King Philippe, was among 27 people at the party.Rafaela Valenzuela, a representative of the Spanish government in Córdoba, condemned the party, calling those who attended "irresponsible".
Under Córdoba's lockdown rules, a party of this size would be a breach of regulations, as gatherings of no more than 15 people are now permitted.Spanish police launched an investigation on the party. Those found to have flouted lockdown rules could be fined up to €10,000 (£9,000; $11,100).
Everyone who attended the party is said to be in quarantine. Prince Joachim, the youngest son of Princess Astrid and 10th in line to the Belgian throne, is said to have mild coronavirus symptoms. Belgian media have since confirmed with the palace that Prince Joachim was in Spain, where he remains.