Sweden’s fully-vaccinated king and queen test positive for Covid as the country sees record number of cases driven by Omicron variant

Sweden’s fully-vaccinated King and Queen have tested positive for coronavirus as their country sees a record number of cases driven by the Omicron variant.

The palace today said in a statement that King Carl XVI Gustaf, 75, who is Queen Elizabeth’s third cousin, and Queen Silvia, 78, have tested positive for Covid.

The statement from the palace read: ‘The King and Queen, who are fully vaccinated with three injections, have mild symptoms and are feeling well, given the circumstances.’

And the palace said the royals were self-isolating and work to trace those they had been in contact with was underway.

The King and Queen’s positive tests come amid rising infections in Sweden which are driven by the new Omicron variant of the virus.

A new daily record for coronavirus cases of 11,507 was hit on December 30, according to health agency data.

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Source: Daily Mail