King, Queen of Sweden tested positive for covid-19

King, Queen of Sweden tested positive for covid-19

STOCKHOLM, January 4 (Xinhua) – King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have tested positive for covid-19, the Royal Court stated here on Tuesday.

Both have received three doses of vaccine and their symptoms are said to be mild.

“The royal couple has isolated themselves at home in accordance with the rules, and contact tracing is ongoing,” the Royal Court said in a statement.

Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel tested positive for covid-19 in March last year. In November 2020, Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia also tested positive.

On December 23, Sweden tightened the restrictions in response to the increasing number of new infections. During the week of December 20, the Omicron variant of coronavirus was already the dominant strain in some of Sweden’s regions.

On December 30, 11,507 new cases were confirmed among the population of 10.4 million – the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic.

The cumulative number of confirmed infections is approaching 1,358 million, and a total of 15,330 deaths have been recorded.

In addition, the number of inpatients, most unvaccinated, has increased significantly in recent weeks and many of the country’s regions now report that their hospitals are at full capacity.


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