Since news broke that Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 last Sunday, there have been rumours making rounds on the internet.
In this piece, BlackBox Nigeria brings to you major things you should about the Queen’s health.
Vaccination and COVID-19 positive test
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Having already taken her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021, it is believed that the Queen has done a follow-up on the subsequent jabs. But, on February 20, 2022, it was confirmed by the Buckingham palace that the 95-year-old monarch has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to BBC, the palace stated that the Queen is only experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but is expected to carry out “light duties” at Windsor during the week.
Even before this, it was reported the Queen’s eldest son/heir and Prince of Wales, Prince Charles had tested positive for the novel virus on February 10 after meeting with his mother at the palace 2 days earlier.
Steps taken to ensure her quick recovery
BBC health correspondent Jim Reed stated that the newly approved anti-viral drugs could aid the Queen’s quick recovery, but it is not official if she will take them or not.
According to him, these drugs were a new way to cut the risk of vulnerable people needing hospital treatment. Also, the drugs are to be administered within 3-5 days of contracting the virus.
At the moment, no report has been given about the Queen’s treatments except that the palace said: “She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines.”
Report has it that the Queen would carry out light duties like reading documents sent from from UK government ministers and Commonwealth representatives every day, approving and signing them where necessary.
Next week, also, according to Cnet, it is expected of the Queen to attend an in-person reception at the Windsor Castle even though it was reported by the Royal Officials that she cancelled all her virtual engagements on Tuesday.
Could the death rumours be true?
Well, anything is possible but officially no death has been announced. A Twitter account on Tuesday reported the Queen’s death.
This claim has, however, been debunked by a Chief of Staff of Britain’s House of Lords, Dayo Okewale. Speaking to BNOnews, he stated that the information was false.
He went to tweet on the matter saying, “Hollywood Unlocked posting the queen is dead???? There is no credible source that verifies this. #False.”