The British newspaper “The Sun” reported on Saturday that Queen Elizabeth left Buckingham Palace due to fears of infection with Corona virus, as the number of deaths in the country doubled Saturday to reach 21 cases.
The newspaper added that Queen Elizabeth, 93, was transferred from Buckingham Palace (central London), which has a large number of employees compared to other royal palaces, to Windsor Castle (west London) for the safety of it.
The newspaper quoted a royal source as saying that the queen “is in good health, but it is believed that it is best to transfer her. Many of her employees are slightly alarmed by the emerging Corona virus.”
The source added: “The palace was hosting a steady stream of visitors, including politicians and prominent figures from all over the world,” noting that “there are no specific concerns or positive cases of the virus so far, but no one wants to risk.”
As a “precautionary measure”, Queen Elizabeth had postponed her scheduled meetings, next week, at Buckingham Palace, and her son Charles also postponed a planned trip, next week, to Bosnia, Cyprus and Jordan, according to Sky News Arabia.
The newspaper says there are ready plans to put the Queen and Prince Philip, 98, in quarantine at Sandringham Palace, one of Queen Elizabeth’s private palaces, if the virus spreads.
In a related context, the British government, Boris Johnson, which has been criticized for being slow to deal with the recent outbreak of Corona, is preparing to take measures to prevent mass gatherings.
Boris Johnson made it clear that he relied on science in his plan to deal with the crisis.
In a message in The Times, a number of experts, including the chief editor of the medical journal The Lancet, asked the government to “urgently publish the scientific evidence, data, and models” on which it is based.
Ten new deaths were recorded for people belonging to the “at risk” category, ie elderly people or suffering from other diseases, as confirmed by England’s chief health official, Chris Witte, in a statement.
British media said an emergency law to prevent gatherings in Parliament was supposed to be adopted.
This measure may include sports and cultural events such as Wimbledon tennis and the Glastbury Music Festival scheduled for June.
Horse races such as the Grand National Race scheduled for April and the Royal Ascot race scheduled for June can be canceled, according to the Daily Telegraph, which is close to Johnson.