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Prince Joaquin of Belgium acknowledged this Sunday "not having respected all quarantine measures" during his trip to Spain and has apologized for it, in a letter that he has sent to Efe through his spokesman in Córdoba, the lawyer Mariano Aguayo Fernández de Córdova.
In the letter, sent by email by the 28-year-old member of the Belgian Royal Family, to Aguayo Fernández de Córdova, with the request for its dissemination, he affirms that he "deeply regrets his actions" and assures that he accepts " its consequences".
In a single paragraph, written in both Spanish and English, Joaquín from Belgium affirms that "in these difficult times", he did not intend "to offend or be lacking in any respect . "
"I would like to apologize for not having respected all the quarantine measures during my trip. In these difficult moments, I did not intend to offend or disrespect anyone. I deeply regret my actions and accept the consequences. Joachim from Belgium," writes the prince in the note.
The prince does not make any other consideration about the circumstances that have surrounded the events that have ended up revealing that he was the person who had moved from Belgium to Córdoba and that last Friday tested positive for the COVID-19 PCR test, which He has forced the quarantine of himself and twenty-six other people.
The Andalusian Government communicated last Friday to the Government Subdelegation the case and assured that it had occurred within the framework of a meeting of twenty-seven people that was held on Tuesday in a private house in Córdoba.
As a consequence, the sub-delegate, Rafaela Valenzuela, brought the case to the attention of the National Police , which began an investigation to determine the possible irregularities that could have been committed.
Several Belgian media revealed on Saturday that the person who had tested positive for COVID-19 was Joaquín of Belgium, son of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenzo, and assured that the people under quarantine had participated in a party with him.
Commercial flight and entry permit
Sources at the Belgian Royal Palace confirmed to Efe in Brussels that Prince Joaquín traveled to Spain on May 24 on a commercial flight and with a permit to enter the country , despite restrictions due to the pandemic, due to his business practices. there.
Several Belgian media point out that the young man has had a relationship for several years with the Spanish Victoria Ortiz Martínez-Sagrera.
Today, the president of the Andalusian Government, Juanma Moreno, has criticized the "enormous irresponsibility" of cases like this being investigated in Córdoba and has pointed out that "this type of behavior cannot be repeated", since they put in danger to themselves, their families and the "society as a whole".
The Andalusian president has said that "now that we are cornering the pandemic for the first time , we cannot lock 40 or 50 people into a house in a party, because if there is a person infected, it can infect the rest," for what he has asked " prudence".
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