Sweden’s king, queen test Covid positive after taking booster shot
Published: 11:09 AM, 5 January 2022
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf (R) and Queen Silvia
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have tested positive for Covid-19 even after taking booster shot, the Swedish Royal Court said on Tuesday.
The King, 75, and Queen, 78, tested positive on Monday evening, the court said in a statement.
The royal couple was vaccinated with three jabs, they had "mild symptoms" and were "feeling well under the circumstances", the court said, adding that they were isolating at home.
Daily coronavirus infection rates have increased sharply in recent weeks in Sweden.
The Nordic country recorded an all-time high of 11,507 Covid-19 cases in a day on December 30, topping the previous record of 11,376 from December 2020, figures released Tuesday by the Public Health Agency showed.
Daily case rates have since dropped slightly to hover around 10,000.
Other members of Sweden's royal family have already caught the novel coronavirus.
Earlier in March 2021, Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel tested positive, and Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia tested positive in the fall of 2020.