Hope in the time of coronavirus: Prince Charles looks forward to better times post-Covid recovery

Prince Charles recorded a video message for Age UK, a charity for senior citizens.

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Prince Charles is now out of self-isolation, but the Duchess of Cornwall remains in separate self-isolation in the same house until the end of this week.
LONDON: Britain's Prince Charles, who came out of self-isolation recently after his Covid-19 diagnosis, issued a video message of hope and "better times to come" from his Birkhall home in Scotland on Wednesday.

The 71-year-old heir to the British throne, speaking for the first time since his recovery after testing positive for coronavirus last week, paid tribute to the "selfless" service of the National Health Service (NHS) staff on the frontline of the pandemic in the personalised message recounting his own experience with the disease.

"As a nation, we are faced by a profoundly challenging situation, which we are only too aware threatens the livelihoods, businesses and welfare of millions of our fellow citizens," said Charles, the Prince of Wales.


"None of us can say when this will end, but end it will. Until it does, let us all try and live with hope and, with faith in ourselves and each other, look forward to better times to come," he said.


The video message was recorded for Age UK, a charity for senior citizens of which Prince Charles is a patron, and is aimed at older people as well as others facing "an unprecedented and anxious time".

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In the message recorded from his desk at his Scottish home on Queen Elizabeth II's Balmoral estate, he said: "Having recently gone through the process of contracting this coronavirus - luckily with relatively mild symptoms - I now find myself on the other side of the illness, but still in no less a state of social distance and general isolation.

"As we are all learning, this is a strange, frustrating and often distressing experience when the presence of family and friends is no longer possible and the normal structures of life are suddenly removed."

He called on people to ensure key NHS people on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak are treated with "special consideration" when coming off their exhausting duties.


"And at a time when doctors, nurses and all the vital ancillary staff that form the backbone of our remarkable NHS are increasingly under such enormous strain, and risk, as they battle heroically to save lives in intensive care centres and to contain, as much as possible, the spread of this virus, our thoughts and prayers are very much with those marvellous people whose extraordinary skills and utter, selfless devotion to duty and the care of their patients make us so very proud," he said.
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The royal was not bedridden with the virus as he continued to "work from home" through his illness, and is now out of self-isolation. His wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, had tested negative at the same time but remains in separate self-isolation in the same house until the end of this week, as per the government's 14-day guidance.

Britain reported more than 500 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total fatalities to over 2,300.
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Johnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital across the River Thames from the House of Commons late on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms, including a high temperature and a cough, for more than 10 days.

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"We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches," Hanks wrote. "Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive”, he added.

The announcement sent shockwaves through social media and several fans expressed their concerns over the well-being of the actor.

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The high-profile celebrity tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. Elba tweeted that he had no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. He says he sought out the test after discovering he had come into contact with someone who had been diagnosed with the virus.

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Hivju told his fans that he is currently in Norway and is self-isolating. Talking about his symptoms, he wrote, "We are in good health - I only have mild symptoms of a cold."

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