HEIR to the British throne Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus after he displayed mild symptoms of the virus and has since been placed in isolation for two weeks in line with government health guidelines.
Clarence House, Prince Charles’ official residence, has confirmed that the 71-year-old royal had been diagnosed with the ailment. According to an official spokesman, he displayed mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been self-isolating in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall.
“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 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 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 spokesman said.
So far, 8,077 people in the UK have contracted the virus, resulting in a total of 422 deaths so far. This has resulted in the government shutting down all services across the country, restricting movement to essential workers like National Health Service staff.