Clarence House has released a statement confirming Prince Charles, 71, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is "displaying mild symptoms, but otherwise remains in good health”.
In accordance with government and medical advice “The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire, where they met the criteria required for testing, and both Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have self-quarantined themselves in his home in Birkhall, Scotland."
The statement from Clarence House continued "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 Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus”
Prince Charles was last seen publicly in London on 12 March when he attended a dinner in aid of the Australian bushfire relief and recovery effort, where he delivered a speech.
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Speaking at a dinner held in aid of the Australian bushfire recovery effort, The Prince of Wales last night paid tribute to the ‘extraordinary determination and resilience’ of the Australian people. The bushfires, which began in September, have claimed the lives of over 30 people, destroyed wildlife and burned more than 12.6 million hectares of land. Proceeds from last night went to charities helping on the ground in Australia, including @redcrossau. Visit @ClarenceHouse for more.
Following the news of Prince Charles' test, Buckingham Palace made an announcement to further reassure the world that the royal continues to be in good health.
The United Kingdom was the latest country to go into lockdown, and the UAE government has also advised the public to stay indoors and practice social distancing.
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