BORIS Johnson held his weekly viewers with the Queen by way of phone tonight – hours after it was revealed Prince Charles had been struck down by coronavirus.
The 71-year-old royal tested positive for the killer bug on Monday evening after he started to show delicate signs however the Palace say he remains in “good health”.
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The Queen and Prince Philip are actually self-isolating at Windsor Fort in line with government guidance for the over-90s, a palace spokesman revealed.
The royal household tweeted tonight: “The Queen held her weekly Viewers with the Prime Minister at the moment by phone.
“Her Majesty – pictured this night at Windsor Fort – has held a weekly Viewers together with her Prime Minister all through her reign.”
The Prince of Wales has turn out to be the highest profile coronavirus case in the country.
He’s displaying “delicate signs” of the Covid-19 sickness however is in good well being and spirits as he self-isolates at Birkhall in Scotland, a spokesman mentioned.
A supply added “medical recommendation is that it’s unlikely to escalate right into a extra critical case”.
The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, who can also be at Birkhall, in Aberdeenshire, has examined unfavorable for the virus, so is separating herself from the prince.
The couple have been examined by the NHS in Aberdeenshire on Monday, however SNP politician Joan McAlpine, a Member of
Medical consultants consider the earliest Charles would have been contagious was March 13.
Nevertheless, new analysis has discovered that signs might take as much as 11 days to seem, which means he might have doubtlessly been infectious a day earlier, when he met the Queen ‘briefly’.
That is very a lot a worst-case state of affairs, with the typical incubation interval of Covid-19 being 5.1 days.
A research by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Faculty of Public Well being within the US discovered that the majority (97.5 per cent) of those that develop signs appeared to take action inside 11.5 days of an infection.
Preliminary research additionally show that solely a small portion of people with Covid-19 — 17.9 p.c — are asymptomatic – which means they don’t present any signs.
Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, mentioned: “It appears fairly doubtless that there’s some extent of asymptomatic transmission.
“There’s undoubtedly numerous transmission very early within the illness when there are very delicate signs.”
Analysis by Chinese language authorities medical advisers has additionally revealed that the incubation interval for coronavirus may very well be as much as 24 days.
It’s believed Prince Charles suffered delicate signs over the weekend whereas at Highgrove Home in Gloucester and flew privately to Scotland on Sunday evening the place he was examined on Monday.
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Camilla, 72, examined unfavorable for the virus, with the couple now self-isolating at their house in Balmoral, Scotland.
Clarence Home added: “In accordance with Authorities and medical recommendation, the Prince and the Duchess are actually self-isolating at house in Scotland.
“The assessments have been carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire the place they met the standards required for testing.
“It isn’t attainable to establish from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the excessive variety of engagements he carried out in his public function throughout current weeks.”
The royal met with Prince Albert of Monaco, who later examined optimistic for coronavirus, on March 10.
The Prince had been avoiding shaking palms with members of the general public at numerous occasions not too long ago, as an alternative selecting to make use of the namaste gesture.
He final appeared in public with the Queen, together with princes William and Harry and different senior royals, on the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace mentioned: “Her Majesty the Queen stays in good well being.
“The Queen final noticed the Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of the 12th March and is following all the suitable recommendation with regard to her welfare.”
They would not comment on whether the Queen has been tested for coronavirus.
Prince William remains in Norfolk meaning the heirs to the throne are not in physical contact.
It comes as the UK death toll hit 422 yesterday in the biggest daily leap of fatalities.