As thousands of people across the world are forced into self-isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic, one man has been self-isolating in style.
The King of Thailand, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also referred to as Rama X, is said to have holed himself in the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with a large entourage.
What has caught the attention of the world is not quarantining in a luxury hotel but the King’s entourage that includes a ”harem” of 20 concubines and numerous servants, according to German tabloid Bild. According to the UK’s Independent, it is not unclear if the king tagged along his four wives.
The 67-year-old king is said to have booked out the entire Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl after the four-star hotel got permission from the district council to host his party.
Even though guesthouses and hotels were ordered closed in the region due to the coronavirus diseases, a spokesperson for the local district council told the Independent that the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl was an exception because the guests are a single, homogenous group of people.
But 119 members of the royal entourage are thought to have been sent back to Thailand amid concerns they had contracted Covid-19.
According to the Daily Mail, the Thai regent has a second home in Germany where allegedly spends much of his time.
The Thai king is said to have gone into self-isolation after was revealed that Malaysia’s king and queen were quarantined after seven palace staff members tested positive for coronavirus.
Malaysia has more than 2,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus, making it one of the hardest-hit countries in Southeast Asia.
Some 37 people have died from the disease.
The majority of the country’s infections have been linked back to an Islamic conference that happened at the Sri Petaling mosque back in February.
Thailand, on the other hand, has over 1,500 confirmed coronavirus cases, with seven deaths,