The direct heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, became infected with the coronavirus and, together with his wife, is in isolation, the Clarence House Chancellery reports.
вЂњThe Prince of Wales had a coronavirus test, and it turned out to be positive. The prince has mild symptoms, he maintains good health and works from home, as he did in the last few days. The Duchess of Cornwall also tested for coronavirus, which showed that she not infected. According to the governmentвЂ™s recommendations, the couple is in self-isolation at home in Scotland, вЂњthe statement said.
The tests were performed in a laboratory in a hospital in Aberdeenshire.
The palace clarifies that it is not possible to establish from whom the prince contracted the virus since Charles is involved in many public events.
According to media reports, the last time the prince took part in a public event on March 12, it was a charity evening in London to collect help from Australia's fire-damaged community. The Daily Mail suggests that Charles contracted the coronavirus from the ill Prince of Monaco, Albert II.
Buckingham Palace, in turn, said that Queen Elizabeth II is healthy, she follows all safety recommendations.
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared an outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19, spreading from China, like a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, around 370 thousand people were infected worldwide, 16 thousand died.