Prince Charles out of self-isolation seven days after he tested positive for coronavirus – The Sun

PRINCE Charles is out of self-isolation seven days after he tested positive for coronavirus.

The 71-year-old had been diagnosed with the bug last week after developing mild symptoms but is now in "good health" at his Birkhall home in Scotland.

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A Clarence House spokesman said: "Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation."

However, his 72-year-old wife Camilla remains in isolation as per government guidelines which state family members without symptoms must isolate for 14 days.

Those who have symptoms must isolate for seven.

It is believed the future king had suffered mild symptoms last weekend while at Highgrove House in Gloucester and flew privately to Scotland on Sunday night where he was tested on Monday.

At the time, Clarence House said it was "not possible to ascertain" who the royal caught the virus from "owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

The royal met with Prince Albert of Monaco, who later tested positive for coronavirus, on March 10.

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The Prince had been avoiding shaking hands with members of the public at a number of events recently, instead choosing to use the namaste gesture.

He last appeared in public with the Queen, along with princes William and Harry and other senior royals, at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9.

Meanwhile, the Queen, 93, remains in good health in Buckingham Palace.

But a royal footman in regular contact with the Queen has tested positive for coronavirus — raising fresh fears for Her Majesty.

The servant, whose duties included walking the monarch’s dogs, has been sent home and is self-isolating in the hope of fighting off the virus.

Dozens of other royal household staff have had home tests for coronavirus although all of them have come back negative.








 

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A brawl breaks out between two voters at Queensland elections

Social distancing fail! Unbelievable moment a brawl breaks out between two voters at Queensland elections after residents were told to bring their own pens, mask and sunscreen to protect against coronavirus

  • Two men started brawling outside a polling booth in Redbank Plains, QLD, allegedly in a row over coronavirus 
  • Shocking footage of the incident shows the men falling to the ground before a security guard breaks them up 
  • In a controversial move, Queenslanders were forced to vote on Saturday despite a coronavirus lockdown
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

This is the astonishing moment a brawl broke out between two voters in Queensland in a row over coronavirus.   

Footage of the incident posted online shows a man wrestling with a larger man on the footpath outside the polling booth at Redbank Plains.

As the pair fall to the ground, a security officer rushes over and attempts to pull them apart as residents watched on in horror.  

This is the astonishing moment a brawl broke out between two voters in Queensland in a row over coronavirus 

Footage of the incident posted online shows a man wrestling with a larger man on the footpath outside the polling booth at Redbank Plains 

Residents were forced to vote in Queensland elections on Saturday despite widespread pleas for people to self-isolate to stop the spread of infection (Pictured: People wearing a masks are seen at Brisbane City Hall in Brisbane)

Voters were told to bring their own pens, gloves and facemasks to polling booths to protect themselves against the deadly virus 

Social media users were quick to slam the pair for causing a ruckus and not adhering to social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak.

‘Not only are they all over each other, they’ve involved an innocent security guard too. Just ridiculous…. not everyone takes the CV social distancing seriously,’ one person wrote. 

‘What did the government think was gonna happen when they keep an election going during a pandemic?’ another wrote.

‘And the thin veneer of civilisation is ripped away in just days,’ someone else commented. 

Voters arrive at a polling station in Queensland. These residents chose not to wear personal protective equipment 

Safety first! An election official wipes down boxes with sanitiser to stop the spread of COVID-19

An election official directs voters at Brisbane City hall polling booth while practising social distancing

Spoiled ballot: One voter seemed to echo the sentiments of many by writing ‘corona virus sucks’ on their ballot paper 

Can’t decide? One voter weighs up the candidates as he looks at election posters in Queensland on Saturday 

Queenslanders were called to the election booths on Saturday despite a lockdown during the coronavirus. 

Limits on the number people allowed to gather indoors mean fewer people within a polling station at any one time and potentially long queues.

Residents were also to bring their own pens and come wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has not only this week urged everyone to ‘get in and ‘get out’ but also urged people to protect themselves from the sun.

‘If you’re sick, stay home but when you’re out and about maintain a 1.5-metre distance,’ Ms Young said.

‘And then when you go to vote … take your own pen, make sure you have the card you need for your name to be ticked off the electoral roll.

‘And while you’re standing out in those queues my only recommendation is to wear a hat and sunscreen.’

She said there would be ‘no harm’ if people adhered to a 1.5m space in an open environment.

Numbers of people allowed into polling stations were limited meaning that some voters had to endure long queues (pictured: Voters fill out their ballots for the Ipswich City Count election at Ipswich Central State School)

This election official is sanitising a table after a voter has cast their vote in Brisbane, Queensland 

Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has not only this week urged everyone to ‘get in and ‘get out’ but also urged people to protect themselves from the sun (pictured: A voter is seen wearing a mask as they register)

Voters are seen keeping a safe distance as they fill out their ballot at Brisbane City Hall

An election official directs voters while sanitiser is left at the entrance so people can clean their hands

The Queensland branch of the Australian Medical Association this week recommended voters who had face masks to wear them at polling stations.

Polling booth attendances will be down after more than half of those registered to vote already visited a pre-polling station or applied for a postal vote.

The election covers 77 councils and two state electorates and brings with it a wealth of narratives after what has been a chaotic four years.

The voters in Ipswich and Logan have had their victorious mayors of 2016 either resign or be sacked following a corruption investigation.

The mayoral race in Brisbane is between LNP candidate Adrian Schrinner and Labor candidate and former journalist Patrick Condren.

Queenslanders in two-state government electorates will also be voting in by-elections at Bundamba (Ipswich) and Currumbin (Gold Coast).

Polling booths will open at 8am and close and 6pm.   

Clean and used pencils are seen at a polling booth so officials know which are safe to touch and which need to be discarded

A voter is seen wearing a mask while casting their ballot at Brisbane City Hall

Voters are forced to keep a safe distance away from each other as they mark their ballots 

An election official uses sanitiser to clean their hands amid the coronavirus pandemic

A voter looks at ‘how to vote’ boards in the absence of volunteers that are usually positioned outside every voting booth

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Outlander season 6 release date: Has work started on new series? Sam Heughan opens up

Season six of Outlander was recommissioned in 2018 as part of a double renewal by US network Starz. Both seasons five and six were given the go-ahead by the American broadcaster following the success of the fourth outing. The fifth cycle is airing weekly on screens Stateside on Starz and in the UK on Amazon Prime.

Has work started on Outlander season 6?

With season five now well underway, some fans are already looking ahead to the next outing.

Given Outlander is based on a novel series by Diana Gabaldon, many fans are aware there’s a lot of source material and story still to come.

Season six is likely to be using content from the novel A Breath of Snow and Ashes and potentially beyond.

Gabaldon is also working on finishing her Outlander saga with her ninth novel Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone and plans to round off the series with a 10th and final outing which doesn’t yet have a title.

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Whether the TV series is going to be ending before then is unknown. But Claire Fraser star Caitriona Balfe previously said the cast were contracted for season seven as well.

The future of the show beyond season six will be dependent on ratings and if Starz gives the show another renewal.

Fans are already impatient to know about the future of Outlander and what will come next.

There is much uncertainty over the status of many film and TV productions, which have shut down in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak.

Despite COVID-19 causing worldwide disruption and shows grinding to a halt mid-filming, Outlander fans want to know when work is going to be commencing on the next part.

To lighten the mood, actor Sam Heughan – who is better known as Jamie Fraser – took part a Twitter Q&A session with fans.

The Scottish actor is stuck in Hawaii after going there on holiday shortly before the travel ban came into place, stopping people from flying.

One fan asked during the session whether Heughan had read the scripts for season six.

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His answer proved to be a surprising one: “We have started… Ep 1!!!

“So excited. But you’re going to love the rest of this season.”

The news will come as some relief to fans, who may have been concerned about the show completely stopping.

Although work on the scripts appears to be taking place, filming is highly unlikely to happen until the coronavirus outbreak ends.

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Heughan was also asked about the future of Outlander and how he was feeling about the story coming to an end.

He replied: “I hope we continue for years. There have been discussions. Just hope you all keep watching!x.”

The star’s words suggest Outlander is going to be continuing for some time yet.

He was also asked about his thoughts on sitting in the director’s chair to helm an episode of the Starz time travel drama after becoming a producer last year.

“Oh wow! Hmm I’d love to direct on the show. Though can you imagine @caitrionambalfe doing what I ask? Haha. It’s be so fun!” Heughan responded.

Outlander season 5 airs on Sundays on Starz and Mondays on Amazon’s Prime Video

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Roman Reigns Pulls Out Of Wrestlemania 36 Match With Goldberg – Report

For the first time in seven years, Roman Reigns will miss Wrestlemania, but with a very good reason.

Roman, real name Joe Anoaʻi, had a very public battle with leukemia which has left him immunocompromised, and didn’t want to risk his health. Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet broke the news last night, stating that Reigns “didn’t feel comfortable doing anymore of the Performance Center shows during the coronavirus pandemic.”

He was scheduled to face the once-again returning Goldberg for the Universal Championship, a title both men have held in the past. It was billed as “Spear vs Spear” and the contract for the match was signed just last week on SmackDown.

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But the real hype began back in February after Goldberg won the title from The Fiend at Super Showdown, with Reigns declaring himself “next.”

It is reported that WWE honored Reigns’ request for the leave and Goldberg’s new opponent should be announced soon, especially given the fact that Wrestlemania is only a week away.

WWE is reportedly pretaping their shows up to the April 6th episode of Monday Night Raw.

Wrestlemania 36 will be taped at the WWE Performance Center this week, and for the first time will be split into two nights, Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2.

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Brits can go out to get pet food, give blood or volunteer during coronavirus lockdown – full list of exceptions


BRITS will be allowed to go out to get pet food, volunteer or give blood during the lockdown, it's been confirmed today.

As part of new laws which came into power today, the Government laid out all the exceptions to the three-week lockdown.

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Boris Johnson has said earlier this week that no one should be going out unless they wanted to get food, medicine, for exercise once a day, or to help a vulnerable person.

And they should only be going to work if they can't work from home too, he said.

Today Matt Hancock signed emergency rules into law to cover the lockdown, which force people to stay inside.

Police will have the power to slap people with a £60 on the spot fine – which could rise to up to £1000 for repeat offenders.

The Government has warned that they could raise this to unlimited levels if people still don't obey.

The new regulations laid out all the exceptions to the rules in black and white.

Brits are able to go out of the house to get necessities for anyone in the house – that includes beloved pets too.

And if anything vital for your home breaks too, you will be allowed to leave to buy things to fix it, or get a new one.

Thankfully, members of the public will be allowed out to volunteer, and to give blood too.

More than half a million Brits have signed up to be an NHS volunteer in the last 24 hours alone as the country clubbed together to do their bit.


Reasons you CAN leave the house:

– To obtain basic necessities, including food and medical supplies for those in the same household (including any pets) or for vulnerable persons
– To collect supplies for the essential upkeep, maintenance and functioning of the household, the household of a vulnerable person, or to obtain money
– To exercise either alone or with other members of their household
– To seek medical assistance or attend medical appointment
– To provide care or emergency help to a vunerable person
– To donate blood
– To volunteer or do charity work
– To attend the funeral of family or someone you live with
– To go to court or satify bail conditions
– To access childcare
– To take kids to visit the other parent if separated
– To move house where reasonably necessary
– To go to a place of worship if a religious leader
– To access DWP services or victims of crime services
– To avoid injury or escape harm

Brits in the process of moving home have been told to stay put if they can.

However, if they are just about to move and have no other option, the new laws do allow it.

People will also be allowed out to go to court, access childcare, or take kids around to the other parents' if they are separated.

The rules also clarifies when you can gather in a group.

Boris this week banned gatherings of more than two people except in some circumstances.

When providing care to vulnerable people or emergencies, it is allowed.

And if you need to attend a family members' funeral or it can't be avoided for work, people won't face any action.

Business will also face fines if they stay open when they should have closed.

You can only meet more than two people if:

– You're part of the same household
– Where its essential for work purposes
– When attending a funeral
– When moving house
– When providing care to a vulnerable person
– When providing emergency help
– When participaing in legal proceedings or legal obligations

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Brits can go out to get pet food, give blood or volunteer during coronavirus lockdown – full list of exceptions


BRITS will be allowed to go out to get pet food, volunteer or give blood during the lockdown, it's been confirmed today.

As part of new laws which came into power today, the Government laid out all the exceptions to the three-week lockdown.

⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates

Boris Johnson has said earlier this week that no one should be going out unless they wanted to get food, medicine, for exercise once a day, or to help a vulnerable person.

And they should only be going to work if they can't work from home too, he said.

Today Matt Hancock signed emergency rules into law to cover the lockdown, which force people to stay inside.

Police will have the power to slap people with a £60 on the spot fine – which could rise to up to £1000 for repeat offenders.

The Government has warned that they could raise this to unlimited levels if people still don't obey.

The new regulations laid out all the exceptions to the rules in black and white.

Brits are able to go out of the house to get necessities for anyone in the house – that includes beloved pets too.

And if anything vital for your home breaks too, you will be allowed to leave to buy things to fix it, or get a new one.

Thankfully, members of the public will be allowed out to volunteer, and to give blood too.

More than half a million Brits have signed up to be an NHS volunteer in the last 24 hours alone as the country clubbed together to do their bit.


Reasons you CAN leave the house:

– To obtain basic necessities, including food and medical supplies for those in the same household (including any pets) or for vulnerable persons
– To collect supplies for the essential upkeep, maintenance and functioning of the household, the household of a vulnerable person, or to obtain money
– To exercise either alone or with other members of their household
– To seek medical assistance or attend medical appointment
– To provide care or emergency help to a vunerable person
– To donate blood
– To volunteer or do charity work
– To attend the funeral of family or someone you live with
– To go to court or satify bail conditions
– To access childcare
– To take kids to visit the other parent if separated
– To move house where reasonably necessary
– To go to a place of worship if a religious leader
– To access DWP services or victims of crime services
– To avoid injury or escape harm

Brits in the process of moving home have been told to stay put if they can.

However, if they are just about to move and have no other option, the new laws do allow it.

People will also be allowed out to go to court, access childcare, or take kids around to the other parents' if they are separated.

The rules also clarifies when you can gather in a group.

Boris this week banned gatherings of more than two people except in some circumstances.

When providing care to vulnerable people or emergencies, it is allowed.

And if you need to attend a family members' funeral or it can't be avoided for work, people won't face any action.

Business will also face fines if they stay open when they should have closed.

You can only meet more than two people if:

– You're part of the same household
– Where its essential for work purposes
– When attending a funeral
– When moving house
– When providing care to a vulnerable person
– When providing emergency help
– When participaing in legal proceedings or legal obligations

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Lee Mack says ‘Not Going Out’ jokes are worst part of suspected coronavirus

Lee Mack has been self-isolating for 10 days amid worries he may have coronavirus, but the thing that he’s most sick of are the jokes about him Not Going Out. 

The comedian, 51, has been unwell and worried he may have contracted coronavirus at the Cheltenham Festival horse races earlier in the month.

A spokesperson from Avalon to Metro.co.uk: ‘Lee has not been tested for this virus, but has been feeling unwell for ten days now and he and his family have been completely self-isolating. 

‘He said the worst symptom so far is the avalanche of jokes about him Not Going Out. He laughed on day one but now it’s day ten it’s becoming a struggle.’

A friend of Lee had told The Mirror: ‘Lee has got coronavirus. It looks like he caught it from his driver when he went to the Cheltenham Festival.’

Lee had been at Ladies Day on March 13, as the first calls for all large public gatherings to be banned in the UK started amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

Several stars and thousands of racegoers also attended the event, including Lily Allen who was seen celebrating a win. 

While he has been in self-isolation alongside his family, Lee also made a donation to a crowdfunding account to help up and coming comedians who may lose their income amid the pandemic. 

Coronavirus UK lockdown: key points

The key points of Boris Johnson’s historic address are as follows:

  • Britain ordered into coronavirus lockdown except for shopping and exercise
  • The NHS will not be able to handle coronavirus if too many people become seriously unwell
  • Police will be able to issue fines to people not obeying lockdown measures
  • Shops, churches and playgrounds to close
  • Weddings and christenings banned
  • Gatherings of more than two now forbidden

Read Boris Johnson’s speech in full

 

With pubs and clubs ordered to close and public gatherings banned for at least three weeks, many of them have lost their regular income. 

Other stars who have donated to the cause include Dawn French, Robert Webb, Al Murray, Adam Kay, and Susan Calman. 

Lee and his family will need to be in self-isolation for at least 14 days in order to prevent spreading the virus to anyone else, in case that is what they have been suffering with. 

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Trump won’t rule out taking coronavirus bailout cash for his business

Donald Trump may need his own bailout.

As the economy continues to shut down, the president refused to officially rule out the possibility that his own family company, The Trump Organization, may have to make use of federal funds to stay afloat.

“I don’t know,” Trump said when asked if his business would accept stimulus money. “I just don’t know what the government assistance would be for what I have. I have hotels. Everybody knew I had hotels when I got elected. They knew I was a successful person when I got elected, so it’s one of those things,” he said Saturday at his daily coronavirus briefing.

Trump said his business — like many others in the hospitality industry — has been negatively affected by the downturn.

“Is it hurting me? Yeah,” he said. “It’s hurting everybody.”

Trump said that while he often speaks to his sons, who currently run the family business, he has never provided them inside information.

Since declaring a state of emergency on March 13, Trump and state governments have moved to shut down large sectors of the economy to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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Robber falls out of second-story window and lands on his face

Shocking moment robber falls out of second-story window and lands on his face but gets up and escapes

  • Four men attempted to rob a guest at Hotel Ninety Five in Queens, New York, on the evening of February 24, but their efforts were thwarted 
  • Three of the suspects exited through the front door, but the fourth jumped out a second-floor window 
  • Surveillance video shows man dressed in all white plummeting to the sidewalk and landing on his face
  • He then gets up, grabs his jacket and leave with his accomplices 

Gravity got the best of a hapless would-be robber fleeing the scene of a crime, but he did not let a two-story fall hinder his escape.

The New York Police Department on Thursday released surveillance video showing a quartet of suspects – two of them wearing surgical masks – walking down a hallway at Hotel Ninety Five in Queens.

According to the police department, at around 6.20pm on February 24, the four perpetrators entered the hotel on 95th Street in Queens, knocked on a suite door and attempted to rob a 20-year-old guest.

The NYPD is searching for these four men suspected of making an unsuccessful attempt to rob a 20-year-old guest at a hotel in Queens, New York last month 

Video shows two of the suspects walking down a hallway dressed in surgical masks

The botched robbery took place at Hotel Ninety Five on 95th Street in Queens at around 6.20pm on February 24

The man was able to thwart the intruders’ efforts to enter his room, prompting them to beat a hasty retreat.

Three of the suspects exited through the front door, but the fourth for some reason decided to either descend, or jump out a second-floor window.

Video released as part of the investigation shows a man in a white sweatshirt and pants plummeting to the sidewalk outside the hotel and landing squarely on his face. 

Three of the suspects lest the hotel through the front door, but the fourth for some reason decided to jump out a second-floor window

Video released by the NYPD shows the escapee plummeting to the sidewalk outside the hotel and lands squarely on his face

The map gets back on his feet, picks up his jackets and calmly walks away

Seemingly unfazed by the hard landing, the escapee springs back up and follows his cohorts to a white Mercedes-Benz, which whisks them all away.

Anyone with information about the four suspects seen in the video is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 

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Ferguson works out in jeans and shoes ahead of Khabib fight as UFC chief promises fight will happen ‘whatever it takes’ – The Sun

TONY FERGUSON kept up his traditional unorthodox training methods as he worked out in jeans and shoes as he prepares to face Khabib Nurmagomedov next month.

The 36-year-old American is famed for his gym regimes with fellow UFC fighter Jeremy Stephens previously recalling how the two have trained for up to SIX HOURS straight.


And in his latest training clip, 'El Cucuy' aggressively flips a jump box before performing some grappling manoeuvres.

Ferguson finds himself preparing to face unbeaten UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov, 31, for the fifth time, with the two sharing a plagued past with four bouts between the two previously cancelled.

But they face by far their greatest crisis to date as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe with over 9,000 deaths worldwide.

It has seen major sporting events around the world axed or postponed, with the UFC's next three Fight Night events canned.

However, UFC president Dana White insists the fight between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson WILL go ahead but almost certainly not in the US with mass gatherings and air travel restricted by President Donald Trump.

Still, promoter White insists they will do "whatever it takes" to define all odds and stage the pay-per-view event.

He said: “This fight’s going to happen.

"No crowd, whatever it takes. Probably not even going to be in the United States, but this fight’s going to happen.

“This is what we do. We put fights on every weekend. The fighters want to fight. The fans want to see it.

"I’ve had nothing but positive feedback from the fans and the fighters. These guys all want to continue. So we will.”

“These three fights are postponed, they will still happen and Khabib-Tony is on for the original date. We’re going to keep fighting.”

Nurmagomedov's trainer Javier Mendez confirmed he has closed his San Diego gym for Khabib to train privately.

And he claims moving UFC 249 to Abu Dhabi "makes sense" with no deaths relating to COVID-19 recorded in the UAE but it would all depend on securing emergency air travel.

Mendez told SunSport: “It's very strange, we’ve had to cut it to less than eight people in the gym. It’s been tough. The gym has been closed down and only Khabib’s crew are still training.

“Khabib just wants to fight. We haven’t discussed fans or no fans. But personally speaking, with what’s going on, it’s going to be one of the biggest pay-per-views of all time.

“I don’t know where the fights will take place, but I know Dana is keeping on to the Khabib vs Tony fights, because that’s further ahead, it’s almost four and a half weeks away.

“It still has some breathing room and time to maneuver. Can it go overseas? Possibly, but it all depends on the air flights, Trump might just put a ban on all flights.

“I do see a probable scenario, like Khabib’s father said, and that’s fighting in Abu Dhabi. We haven’t been prepared for it but if that’s where it goes it makes sense."

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