Queen Elizabeth II tests positive COVID
Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Sunday that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.
Adding that the 95-year-old queen will continue to act.
“She will continue to receive medical care and will follow all appropriate guidelines,” the palace said in a statement on Sunday.
The announcement came just weeks after the United Kingdom, which ruled the United Kingdom, celebrated its 70-year platinum jubilee on the throne on February 6.
Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for COVID-19, experiencing mild symptoms
The Queen’s residence is at Windsor Castle, west of London, where a number of people have reportedly tested positive for the virus. She has also been in contact with her eldest son, the Prince of Wales, who tested positive last week, as well as his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.
People in the UK who have tested positive for COVID-19 are being asked to self-isolate for at least five days, although the British government says it plans to lift that requirement for England next week.
This is believed to be the first time the Queen has contracted coronavirus, although the Prince of Wales previously contracted it in spring 2020.
His son, the Duke of Cambridge, also contracted the virus around the same time. The BBC’s royal correspondent, Nicholas Witchell, said it could be considered “absolutely certain” that the Queen had received a full vaccination, after receiving her first jab in January 2021.
After news of her illness spread, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wished her luck on Twitter.
Ordered by the Queen’s doctors to rest, she was forced to cancel appearances at several major events, including memorial services and the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland in November.
Public celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee are set to begin in June, with festivities including a military parade, a day of horse racing and neighborhood parties over the long weekend from June 2-5.