Health Minister Matt Hancock said last week that those over the age of 70 could be forced to remain at home in total isolation in the coming weeks. Both Queen and Prince Charles are in the age group of those who are believed to be most at risk of fatal coronavirus symptoms and, if necessary, would need to self-isolate.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have already announced that they have postponed their spring tour to the Republic of Cyprus and Jordan.
In the meantime, the queen has decided not to take any risks and has stopped shaking hands with public greetings for the foreseeable future.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “They gave us all the instructions not to shake hands and there is a good reason not to shake hands, is that behavioral psychologists say that if you don’t shake hands with someone, then send an important message to them about the importance of washing your hands. “
Although the government has not officially advised against shaking hands, the queen has decided to give up the traditional greeting.
A royal aide told the Daily Mail that it is “currently Her Majesty’s personal preference” not to take part in handshakes.
Older members of society are more likely to suffer from severe virus symptoms and several older patients have died of the disease in the past few days.
The Queen plans to turn 94 next month, so it is understandable that she is doing her best to avoid contracting the virus.
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It comes when Britons who refuse to insulate themselves could be put behind bars.
Coronavirus carriers with visible symptoms that do not enter quarantine may face a holding period or a £ 1000 fine as they endanger life, according to a new report.
The Telegraph reported that anyone who refuses to be tested for the COVID-19 virus could be forced by the police.
Emergency powers are expected to be announced next week and will give police force reasonable probation powers.
Those suspected of being infected could be held in hospital for up to 14 days in a safe hospital, according to the 2020 Health Protection Regulation (coronavirus).
Those who attempt to escape isolation could be arrested or returned to isolation.
There has been a backlash since the Prime Minister said his recent decision was to keep schools and businesses open amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Piers Morgan yesterday joined Boris Johnson in a tweet uploaded to his Instagram.
The GMB host directly mentioned Boris Johnson and asked him to “make decisions”.
Piers’ response followed a riot after the conservative leader turned to the nation on Friday, where he proclaimed “many” families who will lose loved ones during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.