Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia test positive for Covid-19 with “mild symptoms.”
- King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are the latest royals to test positive for Covid-19, according to People.
- The palace announced Tuesday that the Swedish King and Queen had both received three vaccinations: “The King and Queen, who are fully vaccinated with three injections, have mild symptoms and are feeling well, given the circumstances.”
- Sweden is now experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases from the Omicron variant, raising questions about the vaccine’s effectiveness, since more than 75% of the country’s population have received a Covid-19 vaccination, nearly 72% being fully vaccinated, according to Google data from Friday.
- Sweden reported 41,383 coronavirus infections on Friday, also according to Google data.
SWEDEN DIDN’T LOCK DOWN, EXPERIENCES FEWER COVID DEATHS THAN OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES:
- Sweden’s restrictions are still limited, in keeping with government policy through the pandemic of avoiding hard lockdowns, Reuters reporting the country’s COVID death toll has been “lower than many European countries that locked down.”
- The Swedish King, 75, and Queen, 78, are not the first members of their royal family to have the illness, People noting that the royal couple’s “eldest child Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Crown Prince Daniel of Sweden showed ‘slight symptoms’ after testing positive in March 2021, months after Victoria’s younger brother Prince Carl Philip and sister-in-law Princess Sofia caught the illness and experienced flu-like symptoms.”
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