Denmark's Queen Margrethe tests positive for COVID after attending funeral

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe tests positive for COVID after attending funeral

Queen Margrethe of Denmark pays her respects to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth following her death during her reclining at Westminster Hall in London, UK, September 18, 2022. REUTERS/John Sibley/Pool

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COPENHAGEN, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Queen Margrethe has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time this year, the royal court announced on Wednesday.

The 82-year-old head of state, who has been on the throne for half a century, canceled her meetings for a week.

On Monday, she attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth in London.

Queen Margrethe, who was vaccinated against the coronavirus, was also diagnosed with COVID-19 in February of this year, who had mild symptoms at the time. read more

A spokesman for the palace declined to comment further on Wednesday.

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Reporting by Nicolai Skidsgaard in Copenhagen, editing by Anna Ringström; Terje Solsvik and Kim Coghill

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