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Britain's Queen Elizabeth catches Covid, has mild symptoms: Windsor Palace

Elizabeth, the world's oldest monarch, marked the 70th anniversary of her accession to the British throne in early February.

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Queen Elizabeth tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, sharpening concerns about the health of the world's longest-reigning monarch two weeks after she marked 70 years on the British throne.

The 95-year-old queen, who has been fully vaccinated against coronavirus, quipped just four days ago to Palace staff that she could not move much, and she spent a night in hospital last October for an unspecified ailment.

"The Queen has today tested positive for COVID," the Palace said. "Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week."

"She will continue

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First Published: Feb 20 2022 | 6:26 PM IST

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