BREAKING: Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus
By Ufuoma Egbamuno and Samuel Victor Akpan
Prince Charles has tested positive for Coronavirus. Clarence House confirmed that the 71-year-old royal has contracted the virus in a statement this morning.
According to the statement, the man in line for the British throne, showed “mild symptoms” on Sunday, prompting a test which was carried out on Monday by the NHS in Aberdeenshire. The results were released on Tuesday night.
"He otherwise remains in good health,” read the statement. “He has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”
It added: "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.”
At the moment, the Prince of Wales’ very busy engagements in recent weeks makes it “not possible to ascertain” how he contracted the virus.
He had last attended a reception and dinner in aid of the Australian bushfire relief effort on 12 March, where he had met with the Queen that morning.
The Queen is in "good health" and following all appropriate health and safety advice,” Buckingham Palace confirmed.
There are more than 8,000 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the UK so far with 424 deaths recorded.
On Tuesday, 89 deaths were reported, the biggest daily nationwide increase to date.
UK Prime Minister Borris Johnson has in a bid to reduce the spread of the virus, enforced a lockdown in the country.