MADRID – King Felipe VI of Spain has tested positive for COVID-19. He underwent the test this Wednesday after showing mild symptoms since Tuesday evening.
This has been confirmed by the royal family of Zarzuela in a statement. It also states that the King’s health is “good”, but all his official activities have been suspended for the next seven days. During those days, he remains in isolation. He will maintain all institutional activities from his home.
Queen Letizia and Infanta Sofía
Zarzuela has also clarified that both the King’s wife, Queen Letizia, and his youngest daughter, Infanta Sofía are not showing any symptoms for the time being and “will be able to continue their planned activities normally, according to established regulations.” Both fall under the monitoring protocols provided for in these cases, the statement said.
Due to his infection, King Felipe was unable to receive the President of Bosnia, Zeljko Komsic, in Zarzuela today as planned. He had planned to have lunch with him. On Thursday, his official agenda is an audience with Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury in the morning. In the late afternoon would then be the presentation of the XVIII King of Spain Economy Prize during a ceremony in the Spanish Bank.
The King received his first dose of the covid-19 vaccine on May 29 at the WiZink centre in Madrid. That was according to the protocol drawn up by the health authorities “at the place and time as appropriate”. Zarzuela did not report after that whether Felipe VI received the second dose and the booster.