With impending fears of Britain following the pattern of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy and becoming the pandemic’s new epicenter, the British Royal family has announced that Prince Charles, 71, has tested positive for coronavirus. The good news is that he is mostly okay, “in “good health”, and is currently self-isolating to not further aggravate or spread his symptoms of Covid-19.
Till 12th March, the prince had been engrossed in public engagements, after which he has been working from home.
“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual,” shared a Clarence House spokesperson.
Currently, Prince Charles, accompanied by his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are observing social distancing and self-isolation at Birkhall, their Balmoral estate in Scotland.
“The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland,” the statement continued. “The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.”
“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks,” the statement further added.
Anticipating that Prince Charles’ diagnosis will lead to rumors of Queen Elizabeth II having been infected with Covid-19 as well as she last saw her son on 12 March, Buckingham Palace has released a statement, assuring that the Queen “remains in good health”. She is “following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare”.
Last week, Prince William had shared a personal video message, in an attempt to spread awareness and hope amidst the coronavirus crisis, praising “the people of the U.K.” and their unique ability to pull together “whenever and wherever adversity strikes”.
“The way that local communities support those affected shows the very best of our values and human nature,” he said.
As per the latest figures, more than 8,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been registered in the UK. The deathly coronavirus pandemic has also claimed 427 lives till now.