Coronavirus Outbreak: Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19; 71-year-old heir to UK throne self-isolating in Scotland

Prince Charles of the UK, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for coronavirus and is displaying mild symptoms of the disease

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19; 71-year-old heir to UK throne self-isolating in Scotland

Prince Charles of the UK, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for coronavirus and is displaying mild symptoms of the disease.

As per a report in The Guardian, a Clarence House spokesman has said that the Duchess of Cornwall too had been tested but does not have the virus.

Coronavirus Outbreak Prince Charles tests positive for COVID19 71yearold heir to UK throne selfisolating in Scotland

File image of Prince Charles. AP

According to the spokesman, the 71-year-old Prince Charles is otherwise in good health. The Prince and Duchess are now self-isolating at their home in Scotland following government and medical advice.

It is not possible to ascertain where the Prince of Wales caught the virus from considering the high number of engagements he carried out in recent weeks.

The news comes amid reports that Prince William could soon step up to take on more senior roles in the Royal family during the coronavirus pandemic with chances of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles going into isolation.

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More than 4 lakh people across the globe have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The deadly virus has claimed over 19,000 lives worldwide.

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Wuhan city of China in December last year. The human to human transmitted virus soon started to spread across the world and more number of cases and deaths are being reported everyday.

UK has seen more than 8,000 cases and has seen over 420 deaths from the pandemic.

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