Swedish King and Queen test positive for Covid-19

The Swedish palace says the king and queen have mild symptoms and are feeling well



Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. — AFP file
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. — AFP file

By Reuters

Published: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8:11 PM

Last updated: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8:36 PM

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia have tested positive for Covid-19, the palace said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The King and Queen, who are fully vaccinated with three injections, have mild symptoms and are feeling well, given the circumstances," the palace said in a statement.

The palace said the King, 75, and the Queen, 78, were self-isolating and that work to trace those that they had been in contact with was underway.

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The news came as Sweden set a new daily record for Covid-19 cases amid a surge caused by the highly-infectious Omicron variant.

The country registered 11,507 cases on December 30, health agency data showed on Tuesday, as a fourth wave of the virus puts healthcare under renewed pressure.


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