The Prince of Wales has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is working from home with mild symptoms.
This was confirmed in an official statement on Wednesday from Clarence House that said the 71-year-old was experiencing “mild symptoms”.
“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual,” the statement said.
The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested for COVID-19 but was found not to have the virus.
“In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland,” Clarence House added.
“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.
The news comes as Boris Johnson faces MPs in the House of Commons for the final PMQs before an early recess.
The news comes as concerned authorities in China are set to lift a two-month lockdown of the most of virus-affected central Hubei province in April, with health officials revealing that domestic cases of the virus has continue to subside.
Officials say they will begin to ease the travel restrictions in Hubei Province, imposed in January to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus, from Wednesday while the people in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the outbreak, will have to wait two more weeks before they can leave the city.
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