Spain's equality minister, Irene Montero has tested positive for coronavirus as confirmed in a statement released by the country's government on Thursday March 12.


 Irene Montero has been quarantined along with her partner, deputy prime minister and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias.

 The European country which has reported 55 deaths due to the deadly virus and nearly 2,300 people being infected, also disclosed in the statement that all members of the Executive will be tested on March 12 and results will be made available in the afternoon.

 It was further learnt that staff and players of Real Madrid have been kept under 15-day quarantine after an NBA player tested positive. Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will also hold all meetings via video conference starting from Thursday March 12.