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NEW: Princess of Asturias quarantined after COVID-infection in class

King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor, Infanta Sofia
Casa de S.M. el Rey

Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, has been quarantined after a classmate was diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Leonor had only just returned to the Santa María de los Rosales school on Wednesday, and now she and her entire class will be forced to undergo a 14-day quarantine. As Leonor was accompanied by her sister Sofía, she will also be quarantined. The Spanish Royal House announced that they will follow the protocols of the health organisations.

It isn’t the first classroom to be quarantined in Spain. According to the Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Isabel Celaá, there have been incidents at 53 schools nationwide. It is unclear how the classmate is doing and whether the Princess and Infanta have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19. In Spain, social bubbles had been created for students and contact between classes is limited to avoid infection.

The Princess of Asturias is first in the line of succession to the Spanish throne as the eldest daughter who has no brothers. Her younger sister, Sofía, is second in line behind her. Their father became King of Spain after their grandfather’s abdication in 2014. He recently left Spain for a foreign exile, though their grandmother, Queen Sofía, is still in Spain.