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Prince Charles tests positive for COVID******
Former Welsh football player Ian Rush (left) speaks with Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, during a reception at The British Museum on February 9 in London.
Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is isolating after testing positive for coronavirus for the second time, his office said on Thursday.
"The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating," said a message on the prince's official Twitter page.
The prince met the Queen in Windsor two days before testing positive, according to British media reports.
But the 95-year-old monarch is not currently displaying any symptoms, an unnamed royal source told the domestic Press Association news agency.
Buckingham Palace did not say whether the Queen had tested positive or negative for the virus.
Last year the palace was criticized for a lack of transparency before confirming that the Queen had spent a night in hospital for "preliminary" tests, the nature of which has never been specified.
Charles had been due to unveil a statue in Winchester, southern England, on Thursday but his attendance was canceled at the last minute, leaving him "deeply disappointed," Clarence House said.
The Queen, who isolated in her own "bubble" because of her age at Windsor Castle, west of London, when the pandemic struck in early 2020, has had recent health problems that forced her to take a step back from official duties on medical advice.
However, she is once again filling up her diary as a year of celebrations began this week to mark her record-breaking 70 years on the throne.
The 73-year-old prince first tested positive in March 2020 and subsequently spent around a week isolating at the Queen's Balmoral estate in Scotland.
Charles met several people at a reception in the British Museum on Wednesday, including Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Interior Minister Priti Patel.
His staff said that the Prince's second bout of coronavirus was discovered after a routine test. He has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Colombia, Honduras to meet in January friendly******
BOGOTA, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Colombia will prepare for their next double-header of FIFA World Cup qualifiers with a friendly against Honduras in the United States next month, the South American country's football federation said on Friday.。
The clash will take place on January 16 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, the home of Major League Soccer club Inter Miami.。
"This match will serve as preparation for Colombia's qualifiers against Peru and Argentina in the last week of January and the first week of February," read the statement on the Colombian Football Federation's official website.。
Colombia are currently fourth in the 10-team South American zone World Cup qualifying standings. The top four teams will earn an automatic berth at next year's tournament in Qatar while the fifth-ranked side will advance to an intercontinental playoff.。
Honduras, meanwhile, are last in the eight-team final qualifying round for the North, Central American and Caribbean region. Enditem。
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Emery stresses 'loyalty' to Villarreal, but has 'not said no' to Newcastle******
MADRID, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Villarreal coach Unai Emery did little to calm the worries of the club's supporters that he could be Newcastle-bound when he spoke to the press following his side's 2-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday night.。
It had emerged during the day that Emery is the favorite to replace Steve Bruce in the wake of the Saudi Arabian takeover at Newcastle United and the former Arsenal, Valencia and Sevilla coach failed to rule out a return to the Premier League, despite stressing his 'loyalty' to his current club.。
"This is an individual circumstance within the group and I have told club president (Fernando Roig) and the squad. I have been told there is interest, but that has not been transformed in anything else...There is nothing more than this interest and if it become something more (ie an offer), I would speak to the Roig family first," said Emery.。
"If I do get an offer, I can listen to it, or tell the club, but for the moment that is just a hypothesis," insisted the coach, who spoke of his "loyalty" to the owners and the club.。
"Anyone can receive an offer and be grateful that someone is interested in your work," he added.。
Emery admitted he had "not said 'no'" to Newcastle, but insisted the question "was not going to last for long...If there is a decision to be made, I will make it with the agreement of the club. I am only thinking about staying and if there was anything else, we'll see. I'm currently Villarreal coach and tomorrow I will wake up still being Villarreal coach," he concluded.。
Tuesday's win lifted Villarreal to second place in their Champions League group, while they are currently in mid-table in LaLiga after a run of three defeats and a draw from their last four matches. Enditem。