Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Taking Strict Steps to Prevent Archie from Getting Coronavirus, Source Shares

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are taking the necessary steps to prevent their son Archie from getting Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Sussexes are now in Canada, out of the spotlight, but have a new concern — how to stay healthy with the threat of a virus. A source shared some of Meghan’s tips for keeping their son safe.

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Meghan is having her team ‘follow a strict hygiene protocol’

Since washing hands and keeping commonly touched surfaces disinfected is so critical during this time, Meghan is taking extra precautions for the health of her family.

A source told MailOnline that Meghan requires “everyone on their team, the people who buy groceries and run errands, to wear latex gloves at all times and are to follow a strict hygiene protocol.”

“Only a select few will be able to interact with her, Harry and Archie,” the insider noted, adding, “She said she’s keeping it to a bare minimum.”

Meghan is also reportedly trying to maintain diligent hygiene measures and reduce stress. “She said panicking won’t do any good. It’s just not an option in her household,” the insider shared. “She doesn’t want Archie picking up on any unnecessary stress and tension.”

The source added, “Her home is her sanctuary and it’s a place of peace and calm.”

The Sussexes believe that coronavirus is a mental health crisis

The threat of coronavirus is creating panic and anxiety in many people and the Sussexes believe there is worry for a mental health crisis. “Meghan said just because they are isolating themselves, it doesn’t mean they can’t help,” the insider shared. “They aren’t just sitting around at home doing nothing.”

The source added, “Meghan told her inner circle that what’s happening in the world right now is a mental health crisis. She said they are working with a mental health non-profit to create some sort of online support system for those most vulnerable, like new mothers suffering from postpartum depression.

“People who lack support systems need reassurance that they are not alone,” the source noted.

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These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary. There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home. Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit. We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now. Over the coming weeks, this will be our guiding principle. We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts, to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organisations that can support our mental and emotional well-being. In addition, we will focus on the inspiring stories of how so many of you around the world are connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up. We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us. We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come…

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The Sussexes issued a statement about ‘uncertain times’

Prince Harry and Meghan also shared a special message with their fans about the current coronavirus concerns, taking to Instagram to assure their followers how “we need each other” during this “scary” time.

“These are uncertain times,” their message began. “And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary.”

The Sussexes continued: “There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home. Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit.”

“We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now,” they shared.

Additionally, Prince Harry and Meghan offered to provide “information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty” in the coming weeks.

They noted: “We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us.”