The coronavirus has reached the remotest parts of the planet. And like most countries, several parts of Thailand are also put under lockdown. Recently, the Thai government ordered the closing down of more public facilities and businesses to curb the spread of the virus. It has also extended its existing lockdown until the end of April, reported India Today.
And like most of the people in the country, the king has also been self-isolating, but in a luxury hotel with his entourage in Germany. As reported by The Independent, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X, has booked an entire four-star hotel to practise home quarantine.
The Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in Bavaria is said to have received special permission from the district council to accommodate the 67-year-old king’s entourage. FYI, it includes a harem of 20 women and numerous servants, reported Mail Online.
Thai king self-isolates in luxury hotel with harem of 20 women amid coronavirus pandemic https://t.co/BMa18hCDDa
— The Independent (@Independent) March 29, 2020
However, it’s not clear if his fourth wife is currently staying at the hotel with him or not. But reportedly, the 119 members of his royal entourage are sent back to Thailand amid concerns they had contracted Covid-19.
Reports suggested that King Vajiralongkorn has a second home in Germany where he’s been spending a lot of time and has not made a public appearance in his home country since February.
People online were irked by his ‘self-isolation’ in a luxury location with his entourage. Here’s what they said:
someone needs to explain the meaning of SELF to him
— Stuart (@GoldCascade) March 29, 2020
Just 20? The poor guy. I hope he can cope with the isolation. Being alone can be really hard.
— NaKap (@NaKap92091449) March 29, 2020
that's Thai style socialising for corona
— Jasiljoseph (@Jasiljoseph3) March 29, 2020
That’s not self isolation
— •𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗔• (@agirlcalledlina) March 29, 2020
It this holiday or lockdown?
— Moses Hubbard (@MosesHubbard2) March 29, 2020
While the King has been isolating in a luxury spa hotel in Germany, unrest seems to have grown in his own country with the 136 new coronavirus cases being reported on Monday, taking the total to 1,524. Hope he’s doing enough for his people while isolating himself in a different country.