| 29 May 2024, Wednesday |

Swedish crown princess contracts COVID-19 amid surging infections

The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria has tested positive for COVID-19 and is suffering moderate symptoms, according to the Royal Court, which also stated that the heir to the throne has been completely vaccinated.

Her parents, Sweden’s king and queen, also tested positive earlier this week, amid a growing fourth wave of the virus, driven by the highly infectious Omicron form, that has seen the country frequently declare record daily case counts.

The crown princess, 44, who has already acquired the illness, was isolated at home with her family, according to the Royal Court.

“The crown princess, who has been completely vaccinated,” the court added, “is experiencing cold symptoms but is otherwise doing fine.” “The contact tracking process has begun.”

While COVID infections have skyrocketed, hospitalizations have also skyrocketed, putting strain on the healthcare system, but remain well below the peaks seen in earlier waves. So far, death rates have been quite modest.

  • Reuters