Second royal tests positive for coronavirus - details - EpicNews

March 19, 2020 – 14:57 GMT Aisha Nozari

Prince Albert II has examined positive for COVID-19, it has been revealed. The royal was examined originally of the week, and stays in a very good state of well being. The prince can be monitored intently over the approaching days, and is at the moment below the supervision of by his attending doctor and the specialists on the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, nonetheless is just not in hospital himself. Prince Albert continues to work from the workplace in his non-public house and is in fixed communication with the members of his cupboard.

The prince is not the one royal to have examined positive for coronavirus in current weeks. Karl von Habsburg, the Archduke of Austria, has been identified with COVID-19 and is now being quarantined. The 59-year-previous, who’s the top of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, confirmed the information in a telephone name on the Austrian TV channel oe24. “It’s annoying, but I’m fine. It’s not the black plague,” he stated. “I thought it was the usual flu. When a friend called me that he had a positive test at a congress in Switzerland, I was also tested.” The Archduke went on to reward the Austrian authorities for performing “with measure and goal”. He added, “Panic is not brought in.”

It comes after Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia revealed that had additionally been examined for coronavirus. The royal couple determined to go forward as a precaution after Letizia got here involved with a authorities official who subsequently examined positive for the coronavirus. On Friday, the Spanish royal home launched an announcement confirming that the king and queen had been given the all-clear. It learn: “The results of the tests of the COVID-19 carried out yesterday to Their Majesties are negative. Following the recommendations of the health authorities, Her Majesty the Queen will remain without activities and will carry out the periodic temperature taking controls required in these situations.”

The coronavirus outbreak has affected quite a few royal occasions, together with the postponement of the Monaco royal household’s annual Rose Ball and Queen Mathilde of Belgium’s state go to to Italy. Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark have additionally pulled their 4 kids out of college in Switzerland as a result of pandemic.