On Tuesday, February 16, 99-year-old Duke Philip of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, was hospitalized in a London hospital after feeling unwell. This was reported by the press service of Buckingham Palace, The Seattle Times informs.
The palace reported that Prince Philip had been admitted to the private hospital of King Edward VII.
It is emphasized that the hospitalization of a member of the royal family is “a precautionary measure” taken on the advice of Philip’s doctor. The prince will stay in the hospital for several days to get some rest and stay under observation.
As we reported earlier, a new strain of Covid-19 (B1525) was found in the UK.
The scientists are concerned that B1525 has a ‘potentially disturbing number of mutations’, including the E484K mutation to the spike protein that makes the virus more resistant to antibodies.
“We don’t yet know how well this [new] variant will spread, but if it is successful it can be presumed that immunity from any vaccine or previous infection will be blunted,” reads the message.