Prince Charles is out of self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, ET Canada can confirm.
Clarence House confirmed Monday that the Prince of Wales, 71, was in “good health” after being in isolation for seven days.
A statement read, “Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation.”
ITV’s Chris Ship also stated the Duchess of Cornwall was still in self-isolation despite previously testing negative for the virus.
It was announced last week that Charles had been “displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remained in good health and had been working from home through the last few days as usual.”
A statement stated, “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.”
It continued, “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.”
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.
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