Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II tests positive to Covid-19

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for coronavirus, Buckingham Palace announced Sunday.

The 95-year-old sovereign — who is celebrating her 70th year on the throne — is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week, the palace said.
“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all appropriate guidelines,” it added.
CNN reports that Buckingham Palace previously confirmed both the monarch and her late husband, Prince Philip, had received their first doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in January 2021.
But the palace has declined to reveal any information about subsequent vaccinations, citing medical privacy.
The Queen is not the only person in her circle to test positive for Covid-19, a royal source said on Sunday.
“A number of cases have been diagnosed in the Windsor Castle team,” the source told CNN, without specifying who else had tested positive.
The Queen’s health has been closely scrutinized since late last year when she retreated from public events on advice from doctors to rest after an overnight hospital stay for an undisclosed reason.
Fresh concern was renewed in the past few days as multiple family members self-isolated after testing positive for the virus.
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, tested positive for Covid-19 a second time 10 days ago.
On Sunday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wished the Queen a “swift recovery” in a post on Twitter.
“I’m sure I speak for everyone in wishing Her Majesty The Queen a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health,” wrote Johnson.

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