Queen Elizabeth Tested Positive for COVID


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Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 this Sunday.

Sophia Cacoilo, Reporter

On Sunday, February 21st, Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 while experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms.

“Buckingham Palace confirm that the queen has today tested positive for COVID,” the palace said in a statement. “Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week. She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines.”

The 95-year-old monarch has had rather poor health for the majority of her reign causing many to fear the consequence of her positive COVID-19 test. In the past year especially, her health has appeared to decline with the use of a walking stick becoming necessary during public appearances and a night spent in the London Hospital for unspecified tests last October.

Many suspect Queen Elizabeth caught the illness from her eldest son and heir, Prince Charles after he tested positive for a second time just two days after meeting up with her. However, there has been no confirmation from British officials, or the Royal Family and Prince Charles has since then returned to work. Besides the Prince, the Queen’s daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has also recently contracted COVID-19.

As it stands, people in the UK who test positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for at least five days, and are recommended to wear a mask, though the British government says it plans to lift that requirement for England in the coming week. Thankfully, the Queen has received three doses of coronavirus vaccine limiting the amount of damage the illness could cause towards Queen.

Despite her illness, Buckingham police officials claim the Queen shall continue working.