Friday 10 April, 2020

Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus disease 2019

Prince Charles and wife Camilla

Prince Charles and wife Camilla

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

 

A statement issued by the Clarence House office, said the 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland.

 

His wife Camilla has tested negative.

 

The statement went on to say: “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.”

 

The tests were carried out by the National Health Service in Scotland.

 

Clarence House further stated: “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."

 

Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth II remains at her home in Windsor.

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