Prince Charles Exits Self-Quarantine After One Week

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber is a senior reporter for The Epoch Times based in Maryland. He covers U.S. and world news.
March 30, 2020Updated: March 30, 2020

Britain’s Prince Charles has exited self-quarantine after one week, Clarence House said in a statement.

“Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation,” a spokesman said in a statement to news outlets.

The prince, 71, started showing mild symptoms last week and tested positive for the CCP virus.

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China before it was transmitted worldwide.

“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,” Clarence House said in an earlier statement.

His wife, the 72-year-old Duchess of Cornwall, remains in self-isolation until the end of the week. She has not shown any symptoms as of yet.

Queen Elizabeth, 93, has not entered isolation, nor have other members of the royal family. The queen moved to Windsor Palace in an attempt to avoid contracting the virus.

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Queen Elizabeth II receives receives Commodore Stephen Moorhouse (right, outgoing Commanding Officer, HMS Queen Elizabeth) and Captain Angus Essenhigh (incoming Commanding Officer), during a private audience in the Queens Private Audience Room in Buckingham Palace in London on March 18, 2020. (Yui Mok – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

People showing symptoms of the virus should stay at home for seven days from when the symptoms started, according to the UK government.

All other household members must stay at home for 14 days starting from when the first person in the house became ill.

If additional people start showing symptoms, they also need to stay home for seven days from when the symptoms appeared.

“It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community,” the government stated.

If possible, elderly people and those with underlying health conditions should be moved out of the home to stay with friends or family for the duration of the isolation period.

The first royal, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, died from COVID-19 on Friday.

Symptoms of the new illness are similar to those of the flu and include fever, fatigue, and a dry cough. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, aches and pains, and a sore throat.

In rare cases, symptoms can include nausea, a runny nose, or diarrhea.

Preventative techniques recommended by experts include frequently washing hands with soap and water or cleaning them with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after visiting public places; maintaining at least six feet between yourself and others; and avoiding touching your nose, eyes, and mouth with unwashed hands.