Crown Princess Kiko Tests Positive for COVID-19, Imperial Household Agency Announces

Tokyo – The Imperial Household Agency disclosed on Tuesday that Crown Princess Kiko has tested positive for COVID-19. As a precautionary measure, she will be resting at her residence until the end of the week.

The diagnosis came after the crown princess developed a fever on Monday evening, leading to confirmation of her infection with the coronavirus. However, there is some relief as her husband, Crown Prince Fumihito, and their children, Princess Kako and Prince Hisahito, have tested negative for the virus.

Due to her health condition, Crown Princess Kiko will be canceling her attendance at various upcoming ceremonies scheduled through Sunday. Among the events she was slated to participate in were the national blood donation promotion ceremony in Chiba Prefecture on Wednesday, the Florence Nightingale Medal awarding ceremony in Tokyo on Thursday, and a ceremony for the national cultural festival for senior high schools, which was to take place from Saturday to Sunday in Kagoshima Prefecture.

The Imperial Household Agency will be closely monitoring her health and recovery during this time. As COVID-19 continues to pose challenges worldwide, the health and safety of the royal family and the people they interact with remain a top priority.

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