Queen Elizabeth II has issued a heartfelt message on the coronavirus outbreak in the UK as she advised Britons to protect the vulnerable. The Queen who’s 93, assures that she and the Royal Family were “ready” to support every move towards the UK’s coronavirus fight.
Queen Elizabeth II also urged Britons to heed to instructions from the government and “protect the most vulnerable” in the country. The monarch, however, acknowledged the effort of the UK and other countries around the world in fighting the virus, saying they “are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty”.
The Queen commended scientists and NHS workers for their “expertise and commitment” as she points to the UK’s history when it comes to coming together at times of crisis like the current one.
The monarch made the statement from Windsor Castle where she remains as a safety precaution with her husband Prince Philip.
Here is the statement: “As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty.
“We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them.
“At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal.
“We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals – today and in the coming days, week and months.
“Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that love ones are safe.