Coronavirus - Prince Charles tests positive For coronavirus

Prince Charles has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is self-isolating in Scotland.

The Prince of Wales, 71, “has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual,” said a statement from Clarence House released Wednesday. His wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus.

Each are actually self-isolating at their residence on the Queen’s Balmoral Property in Scotland. “It's not doable to establish from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the excessive variety of engagements he carried out in his public function throughout latest weeks,” the palace added.

The final public occasion Prince Charles attended was in London on March 12, when he hosted a reception and dinner in support of reduction efforts for the Australian bush fires. Earlier that day, he had attended assorted occasions at Buckingham Palace however adopted non-contact guidelines that had been put in place to keep away from the unfold of the virus.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that Prince Charles additionally met the Queen on March 12. “Her Majesty The Queen stays in good well being,” Buckingham Palace mentioned in a press release Wednesday. “The Queen final noticed the Prince of Wales briefly on 12 March and is following all the suitable recommendation with regard to her welfare. We won't be commenting additional.”

The Queen, 93, and Prince Phillip, 98, relocated to Windsor Fort final week after studies surfaced {that a} member of the Buckingham Palace employees had examined optimistic for the virus. The palace declined to touch upon that case however mentioned in a press release, “In keeping with the suitable steerage and our personal processes, we've taken the required actions to guard all staff and other people concerned.”

Prince Charles hosted a WaterAid summit at Clarence Home in London on March 10 and met Prince Albert of Monaco, who introduced final week that he had examined optimistic for the virus. ​
Questions have been raised about why Prince Charles was examined for the virus. In accordance with the assertion from Clarence Home, “the exams have been carried out by the [National Health Service] in Aberdeenshire the place they met the standards required for testing.”

The NHS Scotland web site says that testing is just achieved on severe instances. "Typically, you will solely be examined for COVID-19 you probably have a severe sickness that requires admission to hospital," the web site mentioned.
If Prince Charles is “in good well being,” it’s unclear why he was examined, notably on condition that many frontline health-care employees haven't been examined.

“My parents live in rural NE Scotland,” Adam Ramsay, editor of Open Democracy, a website dedicated to social and political issues, said on Twitter. “They are at risk and will rely on the stretched NHS if they do get COVID-19. Charles Windsor explicitly ignored requests to stay away, risking the lives of countless others so he can be somewhere with a nice view. It’s fair to say I’m angry.”

Final week the Queen issued an announcement urging the nation to observe the federal government’s measures to assist cease the unfold of the virus. "We're all being suggested to alter our regular routines and common patterns of life for the larger good of the communities we dwell in and, particularly, to guard probably the most weak inside them,” she stated. "At occasions resembling these, I'm reminded that our nation's historical past has been solid by folks and communities coming collectively to work as one, concentrating our mixed efforts with a give attention to the widespread purpose.”

Britain has simply over 8,000 confirmed circumstances and 422 folks have died. However the numbers have been rising quickly in current days. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered a close to complete lockdown of the nation for at the very least three weeks. The federal government has additionally informed anybody over the age of 70 to stay at residence.

Different members of the Royal Household have additionally relocated due to the virus. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have moved to Anmer Corridor on the Sandringham Property in Norfolk with their kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Final Friday, Prince William and Kate visited staff at a Nationwide Well being Service name centre in London to help health-care staff.

Prince Harry and Meghan returned to Canada after finishing their closing occasions as Royals in London. The couple attended a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abby on March 9 after which returned to a house on Vancouver Island, the place they've been dwelling since asserting their break from royal duties.


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