London Queen Elizabeth II’s test result came back positiveOn Sunday, Buckingham Palace said he had mild, cold-like symptoms, adding that the 95-year-old would continue to work.
The palace said the Queen will continue “light” duties at Windsor Castle for the next week.
“She will continue to receive medical care and will follow all appropriate guidelines,” the palace said in a statement.
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.
The Queen received three doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Both her eldest son73, and 74 daughter-in-law And the They also recently contracted COVID-19. Charles has since returned to work.
Senior politicians sent messages of recovery, with Health Minister Sajid Javid tweeting, “Wishing Her Majesty the Queen a speedy recovery.” Opposition Labor Party leader Keir Starmer wished the Queen “good health and a speedy recovery. Get well soon madam.”
The Queen, Britain’s longest-reigning, has reached a milestoneOn February 6, the anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952.
Elizabeth was a staple in the life of the nation, and she was in good health for most of her reign. Last year she was seen using a walking stick, and in October she spent a night in a London hospital for unspecified checkups.
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.
This month, she returned to her public duties and received, in real and personal terms, diplomats, politicians and senior army officers.
The Queen has a busy schedule for the next few months of her platinum jubilee year, and is due to attend in-person public engagements in the coming weeks, including a diplomatic reception in Windsor on March 2 and the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March. 14.
On March 29, she is due to attend a memorial service in Westminster Abbey for her husband Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99.
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.
The Queen is the latest monarch from around the world to contract COVID-19. Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 82, and Spanish King Philip VI, 54, tested positive earlier in February and had mild symptoms.
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