Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Anne arrive at Ascot racecourse.
Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain - June 19, 2018 Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Anne arrive at Ascot racecourse. Reuters/Peter Nicholls

Her Majesty The Queen commended Australia for its successful efforts in controlling the spread of the coronavirus.

In a phone call with Prime Minister Scott Morrison Tuesday night, the monarch expressed her satisfaction at how the country dealt with the raging COVID-19 pandemic and other crises recently felt by Australia.

In an Instagram post, Morrison shared details about the conversation and how The Queen was also “so pleased” with the measures taken.

“Was very kind to receive Her Majesty’s call this evening to check in and see how we’re all getting on in Australia,” the prime minister wrote.

“The Queen was very interested to hear about our progress in combatting COVID-19 and was so pleased we have managed to prevent the terrible impacts.”

Australia has seen one of the lowest numbers of COVID-19 cases in the world. As of May 6, 12:31 p.m. Sydney time, there are 6,875 confirmed cases and 97 deaths. This is far from the numbers in the United States wherein 1.2 million people have been infected by the coronavirus, with 72,271 succumbing to their death.

In total, there are 3,727,295 global cases of COVID-19 and 258,326 deaths.

The Queen also asked about the bushfire recovery and the ongoing drought.

“Our recovery from the bushfires was also a key area of interest for her as well as the ongoing drought,” Morrison wrote.

Australia is slowly reopening its economy, with some businesses slated to open this week. Apple has also confirmed that it will be reopening its stores on Thursday after almost two months of being locked down.

The prime minister also added that Her Majesty was pleased to hear horse races are still running in the country.

“[The Queen] sent her very best wishes to all Australians.”