A staffer at Buckingham Palace examined optimistic for the coronavirus whereas Queen Elizabeth II was staying there, in response to a report.
The unidentified aide fell sick and examined optimistic for the virus earlier final week — earlier than the 93-year-old monarch moved from the palace to guard herself, The Solar mentioned.
“The employee examined optimistic earlier than the Queen left for Windsor [Castle],” a supply informed the UK paper.
“The Palace has 500 members of employees so, like all office, it’s not inconceivable it could be affected in some stage,” the supply conceded.
Each member of Royal Family employees that the contaminated aide got here into contact with has been ordered into self-isolation, the paper says. It was not identified how shut the employee obtained to the Queen whereas contaminated.
The palace informed the paper it couldn’t remark “on particular person members of employees.”
“In step with the suitable steerage and our personal processes, we have now taken the required actions to guard all workers and other people concerned,” a palace spokeswoman informed the paper.
It comes amid studies that the Queen is planning to handle the nation amid nationwide panic about escalating deaths and infections.
“The voice of Her Majesty will present calm reassurance that, in the end, we’ll get by means of this,” a supply from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s 10 Downing Avenue workplace informed The Solar.