rbi: Prince Charles tests positive a day after joining forces with Rishi Sunak, Priti Patel


LONDON: Prince Charles has been self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 for the second time, a day after attending an evening event hosted by the British Asian Trust with over 350 guests.
At the event, the 73-year-old was joined by British Chancellor Rishi Sunak, his wife Akshata Murthy, daughter of NR Narayana Murthy, Adar and Natasha Poonawalla, heads of the Serum Institute of India, and British Home Secretary Priti Patel.
The Prince of Wales, who has been triple-vaccinated, tested positive in a routine test on Thursday. He had also met his 95-year-old mother, the Queen, at Windsor Castle on Tuesday and there are now fears for her health as she faces days of testing and surveillance. But Buckingham Palace said she was showing no symptoms of Covid. The Duchess of Cornwall has tested negative.
It is the second time Charles has had Covid at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 when he had mild symptoms. He is now in self-isolation, although those rules could be dropped in England within weeks – and is not showing any strong symptoms.
Charles and Camilla attended the Trust’s annual glamorous dinner and reception at the British Museum on Wednesday to celebrate the Trust’s work over the past year, which has included raising over £10 million (Rs 100 crore) for its post-Covid recovery efforts to the south belonged to Asia, including £5 million (rupees 50 million) for its Oxygen for India appeal to help India during its devastating second wave.
During his address, the Prince of Wales said: “I can’t quite believe it’s almost two years to the day that my mehbooba (lover in Urdu) and I have been able to be with you all to continue the work of the British Celebrate Asian Trust. Since then, Covid-19 has caused horrific deaths around the world and we have particularly seen the devastating effects across South Asia.”
Among other VIPs present at the glamorous event were Manoj Badale, Chairman of the British Asian Trust and owner of Rajasthan Royals; Sajid Javid, MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care; Film director Gurinder Chadha and Pakistani multi-millionaire Zulfi Bukhari, former special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The British Asian Trust was founded in 2007 by the Prince of Wales and British Asian business leaders to help the poor and marginalized in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.


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