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Princess Sofia of Sweden Is Volunteering to Clean and Cook at Local Hospital Amid Covid-19

Princess Sofia of Sweden is helping healthcare workers take precautions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Princess Sofia is married to Prince Carl Philip, the son of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Sofia and Carl Philip have two young children together.

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According to People, the princess has completed an intensive online training program and is now assisting the frontline effort at Sophiahemmet Hospital, of which she is the Honorary Chair. She isn’t the only one jumping in to help; about 80 people per week complete the emergency training program, the outlet reports.

Sofia was photographed for her first day on the job where she posed with other medical workers, donning a royal blue and white set of scrubs and white lace up sneakers.

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A Sophiahemmet Hospital spokeswoman confirmed however that the princess will not be directly working with patients, but rather helping assist doctors and nurses with tasks such as disinfecting equipment, morning cleaning, and kitchen shifts.

“In the crisis we find ourselves in, the Princess wants to get involved and make a contribution as a voluntary worker to relieve the large workload of health care professionals,” read a statement from the royal court.

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I förra veckan genomgick jag en sjukvårdsutbildning med fördjupning inom hälsa, vård och omsorg på @sophiahemmet Inom ramen för ”beredskapslyftet” är jag nu placerad på en av sjukhusets vårdavdelningar där jag tillsammans med andra nyutbildade kollegor stöttar och avlastar vårdpersonalen med olika uppgifter, bland annat omsorg av patienter och städning. Sophiahemmet har i sin tur ställt sina resurser till Region Stockholms förfogande. Ett 40-tal medarbetare är utlånade för att arbeta inom intensivvården på akutsjukhusen. Dessutom avlastar Sophiahemmet akutsjukhusen genom att stötta kirurgi inom främst cancer. Jag är sedan tidigare engagerad i Sophiahemmets verksamhet. Att i denna svåra tid få möjlighet att hjälpa till är oerhört givande. Tack!

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Sophiahemmet Hospital specifically has not yet announced any confirmed cases of COVID-19, but, per the World Health Organization, there have been more than 12,500 confirmed cases in Sweden thus far.

She is a true princess, beautiful inside & out❤️

Source : People