Prince Charles out of COVID-19 self-isolation after seven days of quarantine

File photo courtesy: Instagram/Clarence House
File photo courtesy: Instagram/Clarence House

Britain’s Prince Charles has completed his 7-day quarantine period after testing positive for COVID-19 and is now out of self-isolation, according to Buckingham Palace. 

The Prince of Wales spent seven days in isolation at his Birkhall home on the royal Balmoral estate in Scotland following his coronavirus diagnosis. His wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall tested negative for the virus but will self-isolate till the end of the week. 

This follows the COVID-19 protocol in the United Kingdom which prescribes seven days of self-isolation for anyone displaying symptoms and two weeks self-isolation for those living in the affected person’s household.

The 71-year-old Prince Charles was seen earlier this month avoiding shaking hands, opting instead for the Indian greeting of ‘namaste’.

The total number of people who have died of COVID-19 in the UK has crossed 1200 with over 19,000 people infected.