Prince Charles is now out of virus isolation: Reports

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Mar 31, 2020, 11:20 AM(IST)

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The eldest son and heir of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II had shown mild symptoms of coronavirus last week and had tested positove but his office stated that he is no longer in quarantine.

UK's Prince Charles is no longer in quarantine. The eldest son and heir of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II had shown mild symptoms of coronavirus last week and had tested positive but his office stated that he is no longer in quarantine.

In Britain, strict measures have been put in place to limit close-contact transmission.

"Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation," it said in a statement.

The Prince, in the early weeks of March, had interacted several dignitaries and film celebrities at various events include Monaco's Prince Albert II who also has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 71-year-old prince, whose age put him among the most-risk category for the disease, is said to be in good health and abiding by government health guidelines. His wife, Camilla Parker Bowles had tested negative for the virus.

Both were seen in video footage last Thursday joining in nationwide applause for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals dealing with the outbreak.

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Royal officials announced last Wednesday that Charles was in self-isolation at the queen's sprawling Balmoral estate in northeast Scotland. He tested positive last Tuesday. Clarence House said doctors believe Charles became contagious on March 13 -- a day after last meeting his mother.

He had interacted with the Queen last on March 12. The Queen is said to be doing fine and has shifted out of London for the time being.

The 93-year-old queen has been staying with her 98-year-old husband Prince Philip at Windsor Castle, 640 miles (820 kilometers) south of Balmoral, since March 19.

Given their age -- and Prince Philip's stay in hospital at Christmas -- the prince's diagnosis prompted questions about their potential exposure to the virus.But Buckingham Palace said the queen was "in good health", and her husband was not present when she last saw Charles.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, has also tested positive for the virus and is currently in self-isolation, as is his chief adviser Dominic Cummings, and two other cabinet ministers.

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