Prince Charles is out of self-isolation, seven days after he tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House said. A spokesman for the Prince of Wales’ London office said: “Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, The Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation.”
Prince Charles is in good health, the spokesman added.
The decision to end the Prince of Wales’ self-isolation period was taken in accordance with the medical and the Government’s advice.
The guidelines issued by the NHS demands people who have been tested positive or have displayed COVID-19 symptoms to self-isolate for 7 days.
The guidelines continue: “After 7 days, if you do not have a high temperature, you do not need to self-isolate.
“If you still have a high temperature, keep self-isolating until your temperature returns to normal.
“You do not need to self-isolate if you just have a cough after 7 days.
“A cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.”
While Prince Charles has been told he can stop self-isolating, his wife Camilla continues to remain in seclusion.
In accordance with the NHS guidelines, the Duchess of Cornwall must self-isolate for a total of 14 days from the moment her husband started showing symptoms of coronavirus.
The guidelines reads: “If you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started.
“This is because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear.
“If more than 1 person at home has symptoms, self-isolate for 14 days from the day the first person started having symptoms.
“If you get symptoms, self-isolate for 7 days from when your symptoms start, even if it means you’re self-isolating for longer than 14 days.
“If you do not get symptoms, you can stop self-isolating after 14 days.”
Both Prince Charles and Camilla were tested for COVID-19 by the NHS in Aberdeenshire last Monday.
The prince, being over-70 was considered more at risk of suffering from severe consequences of coronavirus, started showing mild symptoms over the last weekend.
The couple have been spending the nationwide in Scotland, having travelled to their Birkhall residence on March 13.
The day before, Prince Charles held several meetings and an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
He also briefly met the Queen – an encounter which sparked concernes amid the British population the Queen may have contracted coronavirus.
However, after Clarence House revealed last Tuesday Prince Charles had coronavirus, Buckingham Palace issued a statement confirming the monarch remains in good health.
It read: “Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health.
“The Queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.”
Published at Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:46:00 +0000