Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive for Covid-19.
PM faces call for more curbs on travel.
He is the first member of the Royal Family to test positive.
The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus and is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”,
Clarence House has said.
Prince Charles, 71, is confirmed to have Covid 19 but the Duchess of Cornwall tested negative.
Charles and Camilla are self-isolating individually at Birkhall in Scotland, a source said.
The prince travelled to Birkhall on Sunday and he was tested on Monday
A Clarence House spokesman said:
“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 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.
"The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing. (SKY NEWS)
“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.”
Charles’ last public engagement was on March 12,
but he did have a number of private meetings with Highgrove and Duchy individuals,
all of whom have been made aware.
A source said his doctor’s most conservative estimate was that the prince was contagious on March 13.
They added that Charles has not seen the Queen since before March 13.
A small number of people living and working at Birkhall are remaining at the residence and self-isolating.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said:
“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.”
PM To Face More Calls For Curbs On Travel
Voices from across the political spectrum have argued for more stringent rules so workers are not placed at risk, and public transport is not overwhelmed.
who will appear before MPs on Wednesday for Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons,
has so far resisted the pressure.