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Princess Estelle’s school cancels classes after student diagnosed with coronavirus


Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Estelle of Sweden’s school has cancelled classes today after a student at the elementary school tested positive for the coronavirus last night.

The school says they are gathering more information on what to do from Infectious Diseases Stockholm and the Public Health Agency, and at the moment school is only cancelled today. Further decisions will be made this afternoon with the guidance of the organisations.

A letter was sent out to the parents today cancelling classes saying they “choose to stay closed one day to wait for guidance.” They are getting clear guidance on how the school should act to minimise the risk of infection of other students.

The school said, “We have full confidence in the Public Health Authority and the recommendations of the healthcare system.”

Several students, besides the one who tested positive, are in voluntary isolation as they live in infected areas.

The Royal Court has confirmed to Expressen that it is not the eight-year-old Princess who is infected.

Teachers at the school are preparing lessons and assignments in case the school has to be closed for more than one day.

Sweden has 52 cases of the deadly virus, 31 of which are in Stockholm.

The Swedish Royal Family postponed a representation dinner earlier this week due to the virus. It was due to have taken place last night at the Royal Palace.

Last week, it was revealed that four pupils at Thomas’s Battersea in London, where Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend, were in self-isolation.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.