Sophie Countess of Wessex self-isolating after contact with coronavirus case

April Roach
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The Countess of Wessex is self-isolating at home after coming into contact with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus, Buckingham Palace has said.

Sophie Wessex is not experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, but is self-isolating at home according to Government guidelines, said a palace spokesman.

The spokesman explained: “Earlier this week the Countess of Wessex came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for Covid-19."

The Countess of Wessex smiles with a schoolgirl during a visit to see Vauxhall City Farm's community engagement and education programmes in action (REUTERS)
The Countess of Wessex smiles with a schoolgirl during a visit to see Vauxhall City Farm's community engagement and education programmes in action (REUTERS)

The Countess is not the first member of the Royal family to have to self-isolate during the pandemic.

Earlier this year Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus and had to "work for home" wile he recovered from his symptoms.

It comes after the Earl and Countess of Wessex met some celebrity alpacas during a visit to Vauxhall City Farm in south London last week.

They joined staff, volunteers, local residents and schoolchildren as the farm marked the start of Black History Month.

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