Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Prince Charles tested positive for COVID-19

Amid the worldwide panic over the novel coronavirus, Prince Charles has been tested positive for Covid 19. He has been kept under medical observation in an isolation in Scotland.

Shockingly Queen Elizabeth II’s son developed mild symptoms. However, he remains in good health. Prince Charles’s wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has also been tested but does not have the virus. The cause of infection is yet to be ascertained from whom the prince caught the virus.

It has been learnt that 71-years old Prince Charles attended a dinner party in aid of the Australian bushfire relief effort on 12 March, which took place at Mansion House in London. However, he maintained a social distance with attendees due to coronavirus fears. Since then Charles has hardly participated in any meeting. Doctors believe he would have been contagious since 13 March.

He came in contact with the Queen on the morning of 12 March, but the 93-year-old monarch is said to be fine. She is taking all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare. 

On 10 March, Prince Charles hosted a WaterAid summit at Clarence House to discuss the impact of climate change on access to drinking water. Prince Albert of Monaco was also present at the event, who last week tested positive for COVID-19.

The coronavirus, which originated in China has by far, spread in over 160 countries across the world ever since it was detected. The deadly coronavirus has killed more than 19,000 lives and over 4 lakh have been infected with it – majority of them in Italy.

Even as China is finding it tough to bring widespread infectious disease under control, several countries across the world are reporting cases of coronavirus. People lost their loved ones to the deadly disease which originated in Wuhan, China.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.