Confirmed by palace
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus.
It was confirmed by Clarence House, the Prince of Wales’ royal residence, in a statement on Wednesday.
“He has been displaying mild symptoms, but otherwise remains in good health,” the statement read.
Charles’ wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, also underwent tests, but was found not to have contracted COVID-19.
It has been confirmed Charles, 71, and Camilla, 72, are now both self-isolating, following medical advice.
As for the Queen, Buckingham Palace has said she “remains in good health”.
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“The Queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare,” the palace’s statement regarding the Queen added.
In the UK there has been over 8,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus – around 7,500 are active. There has been 140 recoveries and 422 fatalities.
Currently in the UAE there have been 248 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 201 of which are currently active. There have been 45 recoveries and two deaths.
Citizens and residents in the UAE have been urged to practice social distancing and not to leave home unless it’s absolutely necessary in order to prevent the virus from spreading. Meanwhile as of last night, the UK has gone into lockdown.
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