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Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive

By J. Jala | 07:25 PM March 25, 2020
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Photo: AP

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Clarence House has confirmed.

Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, according to BBC News.

It also reported that The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus.

Clarence House said Charles and Camilla were now self-isolating at Balmoral, adding the prince “has been working at home throughout the last few days”.

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.

Charles’s last public engagement was on 12 March, but he did have a number of private meetings with Highgrove and Duchy individuals, all of whom have been made aware.

A small number of people living and working at Birkhall are remaining at the residence and self-isolating.

Buckingham Palace said “the Queen remains in good health”. with reports from BBC and AP

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