The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, diagnosed with Coronavirus
Prince of Wales, Prince Charles
Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth’s First Son, has been diagnosed with the deadly Coronavirus.
In a statement released this morning, the 71-year-old Duke of Cornwall tested positive for the coronavirus shortly after tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.
"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.
"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," the report further revealed.
Reports from Clarence House further indicate that 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.
Prince Charles is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom. He is currently also the Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay. He was tested on Monday, March 23, and the results came late at night on Tuesday, March 24.
What is the criteria required for testing for the coronavirus?
According to CDC, for one to be tested for corona virus, he/she must have experienced these symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure or contact. There are also emergency warning signs as opposed to the mild signs above. These are:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
If you ever feel these symptoms, try calling your state or local health department or a medical provider. It may still be difficult to find a place to get tested as a result of the increasing supplies of these tests. If you test positive for COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. And also seek for medical attention immediately.
However, if you test negative for COVID-19, then you probably were not infected at the time your specimen was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. It is possible that you were very early in your infection at the time of your specimen collection and that you could test positive later, or you could be exposed later and then develop illness.