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King and Queen of Sweden test positive for Covid-19

King and Queen of Sweden test positive for Covid-19

King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife have both tested positive for covid-19, the Royal Court of Sweden says.

The King and Queen of Sweden have had three covid vaccinations each and have mild symptoms. The royal couple tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday evening.

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

Both royals are in their 70s, the doctors say. Crown Princess Victoria, the eldest daughter, and her husband Prince Daniel had the coronavirus in March last year.

In addition, Victoria’s brother, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife Princess Sofia, tested positive for Covid-19 in November 2020.

After Christmas and New year, the EU country faces surging in COVID-19 cases. The infectious disease doctor Thomas Wahlberg said in a press statement that the novel pathogen is spread when people meet. There were many such meetings and family gatherings during winter season.

“It’s important now that we remember to keep a distance from each other and avoid crowded environments, work from home if possible, and use face masks in public transport where there are often crowds,” Wahlberg warned Swedes.

Changes in the amount of positive coronavirus cases reported can be affected by the amount of tests available as well as local recommendations.