Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, is out of self-isolation and in good health, news agency Reuters quoted his spokesperson as saying on Monday, 30 March, after it was confirmed that he had tested positive for coronavirus last week.
“Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation,” the spokesperson said.
Last week, the 71-year-old was reported to have displayed mild symptoms but otherwise remained in “good health”. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, had also been tested but the result was negative.
The two were self-isolating for seven days in Balmoral Estate in Scotland, and Clarence House had maintained that it was “not possible to ascertain from who the prince caught the virus”.
“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,” Clarence House had said.
Prince Charles had made international headlines as he switched to the non-contact ‘namaste’ as a form of greeting just as the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic.
The UK remains under a stay-at-home lockdown with strict social distancing rules in force as the death toll from the virus hit 1,228 and the number of confirmed cases pegged at 19,522.
(With inputs from Reuters and PTI.)