Clarence House confirmed in a statement on Monday that Prince Charles has ended his isolation period, seven days after testing positive for the coronavirus.
"Having consulted with his doctor, The Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation," the statement read, further explaining that as per government instructions in the UK, those with symptoms must isolate for seven days while family members without symptoms should self-isolate for 14 days.
Prince Albert of Monaco has since commented on both speculation that he gave Prince Charles the Covid-19 virus when the two attend a charity event in London on 10 March – he said, "We never shook hands... we nodded hello to one another, so I don't think I can really be accused of contaminating him... [He] had a number of other opportunities to catch it." – and is sharing his thoughts about the Prince of Wales ending his isolation just seven days after testing positive.
"I think that's a little bit adventurous, if I may say.
"He was only diagnosed seven days ago," he said on Monday upon sharing news that doctors had said he too could end his isolation after testing positive two weeks ago, reports People.
"When you are tested positive, you have to stay isolated for 14 days," he added. "As a confinement measure for others, you can be with your family or a restricted group of people, but you can't go out and run the risk of infecting others."
According to Health24, the average incubation period, i.e. the time between contracting the virus and showing symptoms, is around five days, and the recommended quarantine period, being used by most health authorities across the globe, is 14 days.