Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus Mar 26, 2020 0 677 12345 AFPLONDONPRINCE Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of the new coronavirus and is self-isolating in Scotland, his office said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the country’s response to tackling the outbreak.The 71-year-old Prince of Wales is staying on his mother’s sprawling Balmoral estate in Scotland, but “otherwise remains in good health”.His wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 72, tested negative, Clarence House said in a statement.The disclosure about the future king, whose age puts him in the most-risk category for the disease, came as Britain said there were more than 8,000 cases of COVID-19 and 422 deaths.The government on Monday ordered a three-week lockdown of the country to cut close-contact transmission, to slow the rate of infection and reduce the burden on healthcare services.Government advice is for the elderly and most vulnerable, including those with underlying health issues, to stay at home, and anyone displaying symptoms to self-isolate for seven days.Clarence House said doctors believe Charles became contagious on March 13 -- a day after last meeting his mother.The 93-year-old queen has been staying with her 98-year-old husband Prince Philip at Windsor Castle, 640 miles (820 kilometres) south of Balmoral, since March 19.Given their age -- and Prince Philip’s stay in hospital at Christmas -- the prince’s diagnosis prompted questions about their potential exposure to the virus.But a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “Her Majesty the Queen remains in good health.“The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of March 12, and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare.” RELATED ARTICLES Spain’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses China’s Mar 26, 2020 0 56 Vienna funerals go online amid coronavirus fears Mar 26, 2020 0 46 Nine EU leaders call for joint borrowing in Europe to address Covid-19 impact Mar 26, 2020 0 47 German MPs tear up fiscal rule book, pass huge coronavirus aid budget BERLIN: German lawmakers approved on Wednesday an emergency budget financing a coronavirus aid package that foresees 156 billion euros (167 billion dollars) in new debt, in a historic move that flouts the country’s .. French town removes public benches to curb virus spread LILLE: A town in northern France is dismantling dozens of public benches which are still attracting users despite a nationwide ban on all non-essential excursions from the home to curb coronavirus spread. “When even .. Italy mayor pledges to use drones and dirty words to enforce lockdown ROME: An Italian mayor has pledged to use drones to shout profanities at people ignoring stay-at-home rules for the containment of the coronavirus outbreak. “I can’t wait for it ... drones everywhere,” Cateno De Luca, .. White House, Senate reach deal on $2 trillion coronavirus rescue plan AFP Washington THE White House and Senate have reached agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package for the US economy and millions of Americans ravaged by the coronavirus crisis, top lawmakers said early Wednesday. “At .. Pompeo says G7 agrees China spreading virus ‘disinformation’ AFP Washington US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Group of Seven foreign ministers agreed with him in talks on Wednesday that China was waging a “disinformation” campaign about the coronavirus pandemic. The top .. EU leaders voice solidarity with virus-hit Spain BRUSSELS: The leaders of EU institutions on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Spain as it struggles with an escalating coronavirus emergency. “I want you to know that we are working tirelessly to help you -- you are not ..