The Queen tests positive for Covid as Buckingham Palace issues statement on health – live updates

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Queen’s diagnosis comes as PM expected to scrap all Covid rules

The news comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to scrap all Covid rules next week.

The PM is expected to call a press conference on Monday to address the country.

The legal duty to self-isolate after testing positive for coronavirus will end, the Prime Minister is due to announce as part of his “living with Covid” plan.

All pandemic regulations are due to be repeated by the Prime Minister.

Speaking ahead of outlining his plan, Mr Johnson said: “Covid will not suddenly disappear, and we need to learn to live with this virus and continue to protect ourselves without restricting our freedoms.

“We’ve built up strong protections against this virus over the past two years through the vaccine rollouts, tests, new treatments, and the best scientific understanding of what this virus can do.

“Thanks to our successful vaccination program and the sheer magnitude of people who have come forward to be jabbed, we are now in a position to set out our plan for living with Covid this week.”

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