The Crown Princess Couple visit coronavirus researchers at KTH

The Crown Princess Couple meet researchers at KTH.

The Crown Princess Couple meet researchers at KTH. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

On Wednesday 25 March, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel visited the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm to find out about the work being carried out by the Institute's researchers to manage and limit the spread of coronavirus.

During their visit, The Crown Princess Couple met KTH researchers from the AlbaNova University Centre and SciLifeLab, research team leader Sophia Hober and President of KTH Sigbritt Karlsson.

The research team, which is funded via cooperation between Region Stockholm and KTH, has started developing a method to verify whether individuals have had COVID-19. This will allow decisions to be made on who can return to work without spreading the infection.

The analysis method that will be used for coronavirus testing has been developed as part of the national autoimmunity profiling infrastructure at SciLifeLab, and allows for parallel analysis of hundreds of samples in just a few hours.

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The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel during their visit.

The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel during their visit. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

The Royal Family and the COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal Family are keen to show their support for the initiatives being carried out by society to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Family are staying informed about how the pandemic is affecting Sweden via discussions, digital meetings and visits.

These visits are planned based on current recommendations, and every effort is being made not to take up time and resources unnecessarily.