Queen Elizabeth, 95, is reportedly not letting her Covid infection affect her work.

This week, the British monarch, who tested positive for the virus over the weekend, wants to take up meetings via telephone and digital platforms. According to Daily Mail, only one event, which was scheduled to take place in person, is likely to be called off.

Even as Covid rules are eased this week in the UK, The Telegraph reported that Buckingham Palace will remain "cautious." The Queen’s staff will reportedly continue a "sensible" approach to keep her safe as she intends to work from home for some time.

The Queen, who is experiencing only "mild cold-like symptoms," sent a congratulatory message in her first public statement since the news of her illness broke Sunday, reported Hello! magazine. Following the success of British women's and men's curling teams at the winter Olympic Games in Beijing, the Queen sent her "warmest congratulations" to them. She was happy with the Women’s Curling team for their "outstanding performance in winning the gold medal" at the event. She also expressed pride in the Men’s Curling team bagging the silver medal.

The Queen also said that she was aware that the winners' local communities and people throughout the UK will join her in "sending our good wishes to you, your coaches and the friends and family who have supported you in your great success."

She also cheered on one of her horses, Kincardine, as it won at Newbury, England. She is believed to have watched the race on television at Windsor Castle. The horse's trainer, Nicky Henderson, said that they were all "sad" to hear of the Queen getting infected. She didn't know if the recent victory is "Covid medicine but I hope it’s given her a bit of a lift."

This is the first time the Queen, who will celebrate her 96th birthday in April and is vaccinated, has contracted Covid-19. Her son, Prince Charles tested positive on Feb. 10, which was two days after meeting his mother. Later, his wife Camilla also contracted coronavirus. Sources said that it was not thought that Charles was responsible for infecting the Queen as "a number of cases have been diagnosed in the Windsor Castle team."

As for other royal members, Prince William will go on a solo visit to Denmark to learn about its approach to early childhood development.

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In her address that aired at 3 p.m., the monarch bared she understood the difficulty of spending the holiday season "with one familiar laugh missing." Getty Images

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