Covid-19 Cannot Stop Queen Letizia of Spain

Queen joined King Felipe for a video conference with the medical team and scientist at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid

Queen Letizia in a meeting with deaf and blind association president
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While Covid19 has taken a brutal shape in Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain is trying to do her best she can while working from home. Spain has reportedly the highest number of daily deaths due to Covid19 in the world. On Wednesday, Queen Letizia held a videoconference with the President of the Federation of Associations of Deafblind People of Spain, Francisco J. Trigueros, to learn about the situation in which this group lives due to the COVID-19 epidemic, especially because It’s people who need touch to communicate with the world.

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The president explained to Doña Letizia that the limitations imposed by social distancing have forced them to eliminate group meetings, trying to ensure that guide-interpreters protect themselves, cancel services and face new ones, such as the need to report on the situation of emergency for deafblind people who live alone at home. When they can, they rely on video calls, email or instant messaging adapted to their level of literacy, but if it is not feasible, the guide-interpreter should go to the home to find out how they are doing and help when necessary. They are also providing support to make the purchase for these people since the changes in the supermarkets prevent them from using their memory to know where the products are.

Queen joined King Felipe for a video conference with the medical team and scientist at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid
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Later on, Queen joined King Felipe for a video conference with the medical team and scientist at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid, led by Managing Director of the Hospital, Jose Soto Bonel.

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The San Carlos Clinic is the first hospital in Spain and the second in the world to participate in the new global trial of the World Health Organization (WHO), called SOLIDARITY, to discover an effective treatment against COVID-19. This is an unprecedented, coordination-based effort to collect robust scientific data quickly during a pandemic. The study, which could include thousands of patients in dozens of countries, has been designed to be as simple as possible so that even hospitals overwhelmed by an avalanche of COVID-19 patients can participate. With approximately 15% of COVID-19 patients suffering from serious illnesses and crowded hospitals, treatments are desperately needed.

Queen joined King Felipe for a video conference with the medical team and scientist at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid
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 In this regard, instead of creating compounds from scratch that can take years to develop and test, researchers and public health agencies are looking to reuse medications already approved for other diseases and known to be largely safe. The selection of centres and coordination of the study is carried out by the SCREN Platform, whose coordination unit is located at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid.

For today’s meetings, Queen Letizia wore black blazer suit with sky blue top that has black lace detailing at the neckline. She finished her look with her bezel stud earrings and Karen Hallam ring.


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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Continue to Work from Home

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in meeting with the Spanish Red Cross

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in meeting with the Spanish Red Cross
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As the whole world is going the Covid-19 pandemic, Spain is facing the worst situation day by day. During this time, King Felipe and Queen Letizia are leading the world with example. The couple is attending virtual meetings with the Authorities and Charitable organizations.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in meeting with the Spanish Red Cross
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The couple held a meeting via video conference with Spanish Red Cross. They already had the first conversation last week with the president of the Red Cross, Javier Senent. The royal couple found out the details of the application of the Cruz Roja Response Plan in coordination with all public administrations in a video conference in which three Red Cross operational managers have participated – Iñigo Vila Head of the Emergency Unit, Mercedes Mora volunteer CRE in Barcelona currently logistics and Raquel Bernedo responsible for Information Management in operations.

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In the first ten days, the Red Cross has carried out more than 200,000 interventions throughout Spain thanks to the collaboration of 11,200 volunteers. Aimed at people in situations of vulnerability and the general population, the plan contemplates action and response for the next two months and aims to reach coverage to more than 1,350,000 people with an estimated budget of € 11 million and the mobilization of 40,000 people voluntary.

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In the last hours, the Kings have also continued in direct communication with different Spanish hospitals, with a special interest in the smallest patients.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe held a video conference
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Later in the day, King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a videoconference today with Carsten Isensee, SEAT President and Vice President of Finance, Christian Vollmer, Executive Vice President of Production and Logistics at SEAT, Xavier Ros, SEAT Vice President of Human Resources and Organization, Patricia Such, SEAT’s Director of Health, Safety and Emergencies.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe held a video conference
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In which all managers and production managers have explained the conversion project from manufacturing cars to manufacturing respirators. Since the beginning of the epidemic, various initiatives were launched at SEAT to collaborate with the health system. 150 employees, from different areas of the company, are working to help the nation and after making 13 prototypes they have already achieved a final model that is subjected to a long-term test and is in the process of being approved.

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From the company, it is highlighted that everything is being possible thanks to the solidarity collaboration of its employees and the common task with the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products and with other companies and public and private entities.

Efforts to fight from the automobile industry against the spread of the virus, producing the materials most requested by hospitals, have also been present in talks held today by HM the King with representatives of the ANFAC sector employers, from the international engineering group Automotriz GESTAMP and Grupo Antolín, a Spanish multinational company that designs and manufactures components and parts. All engaged in industrial reconversion to contribute to the health emergency.

Once again, keeping her look sombre and professional, Letizia wore a black blazer with grey ribbed top and her bamboo hoops.


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Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak

Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak

Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak
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Amid the Worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are practising social distancing just like the other members of the Royal Family. But even while staying home, the royal couple is working from home. William and Catherine are keeping up with their charities from home.

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Kensington Palace released two pictures of William and Catherine in which the Duke is talking to the Mind Charity’s CEO Paul Farmer and the Duchess is talking to the CEO of her patronage Place2Be Catherine Roche.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited London Abulance Service
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The pictures were taken last week when the couple visited the Ambulance Centre in London. Kensington Palace said, “Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health – in recent weeks the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organisations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time.”  The Duke and Duchess released a statement about the new guidance from Public Health England with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak,

The last few weeks have been anxious and unsettling for everyone. We have to take time to support each other and find ways to look after our mental health.

It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental well-being. By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead.

Rebecca English reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to support the launch of a £5million scheme today to support the nation’s mental health at a time of high anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown.

They urge people to follow guidance from Public Health England by using video calls to keep in touch with family and friends, sticking to regular routines, and focusing on favourite hobbies or learning something new. The Cambridges’ intervention is part of a Government initiative that will see £5million awarded to mental health charities to expand support services.

Minister for Mental Health Nadine Dorries, who has recovered from Covid-19, said: ‘When I discovered I had coronavirus I felt anxious and scared. For those who already suffer from anxiety or other mental health issues this may present new and difficult challenges. It’s imperative that we stay home if we are to beat coronavirus and save lives.  I know how important it is that people have support to look after their mental health and this guidance will be of huge value.’

Today’s pictures gave us another glimpse of the beautiful London residence of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge  – Kensington Palace.

Duke and Duchess welcomed Obamas at Palace
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We last get some clear pictures of the inside in 2016 when the couple welcomed Ex-US President and First Lady Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

Prince George met Obama in nighsuit
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The avid reader inside me was jumping up and down when I saw the picture as it shows the classic collection of Catherine’s antique desk. Thanks to Emma on Twitter for quickly iding all the books and quickly discovering that they are a collection of Penguin clothbound books designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Duchess has the following books on her desk:

Duchess of Cambridge's classic book collection
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Sonnets and a Lover’s Complaint by William Shakespeare, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy, Middlemarch by George Elliot, The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, Bleak House by Charles Dickens.

 

On 26th March, when the whole United Kingdom was clapping to appreciate the NHS, William and Catherine shared a cute video of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis clapping with the nation.

Prince Charles with Prince Louis
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Last week, Clarence House confirmed that Prince Charles has suffered from Coronavirus. Palace said, “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been showing “mild symptoms”. He is in self-isolation at his Scotland residence with Duchess Camilla. British Prime Minister Borris Johnson has also been tested Positive.

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Today it also came out that the Queen’s footman at Windsor Castle is also tested positive. It’s been reported that the Footman has been in direct contact with the Queen. From Daily Mail,

The man, who has not been named, is self-isolating at home but it has raised questions over whether he came into contact with Her Majesty while infected.

Buckingham Palace aides have confirmed the Queen, 93, is in good health as she remains in lockdown with her husband Prince Philip, 98, at Windsor Castle.

I urge all of you to stay inside and stay safe.

 

 

 


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