Queen Elizabeth

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Reports state that the Queen is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms

With plans in place for the United Kingdom to completely abandon almost all of their COVID-19 restrictions, Queen Elizabeth has reportedly tested positive for the virus and will be isolating for the coming week.

Queen Elizabeth reportedly came into contact with Prince Charles last week prior to his positive diagnosis, but it is still unclear as to whether the monarch caught the virus from her son.

Buckingham Palace said the monarch, 95, was experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but is expected to continue carrying out light duties this week.

The announcement on Sunday was made only a few weeks after the Queen, who will be 96 in April, reached her platinum jubilee of 70 years on the throne on 6 February.

Many public figures in the UK and around the world took to social media to send their best wishes to Queen Elizabeth.

Boris Johnson said “I’m sure I speak for everyone in wishing Her Majesty the Queen a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health.”

Others posting messages wishing the Queen well included Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, the prime ministers of Barbados and Israel and the president of Kosovo, along with public representatives from Commonwealth countries.

Despite the positive diagnosis, Queen Elizabeth felt well enough to send a message to athletes competing in the Winter Olympics, which will reassure the public that her health has remained in relatively good condition.