King Carl Gustaf met with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for an urgent meeting on Friday, 13 March 2020, at the Royal Palace.

King Carl XVI Gustaf meets with Prime Minister Stefan Lövfen at the Royal Palace, 13 March 2020, regarding coronavirus. Photo: Photo: Victor Ericsson, The Swedish Royal Court
King Carl Gustaf meets with Prime Minister Stefan Lövfen at the Royal Palace. Photo: Photo: Victor Ericsson, The Swedish Royal Court

The Prime Minister provided King Carl Gustaf with an update on the government’s decision to limit the spread of the coronavirus in Sweden.

So far, several people in Sweden have contracted the deadly virus with two deaths.

Schools in Sweden have closed to prevent further spreading of COVID-19, including Campus Manilla where the King’s granddaughter Princess Estelle is currently a student.

Crown Princess Victoria’s Name Day traditional celebrations in the Royal Palace courtyard on Thursday, 12 March 2020 were also cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Instead, Sweden’s Armed Forces brought flowers and congratulated Crown Princess Victoria during a smaller ceremony within the Royal Palace.

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