Dutch Former Queen Beatrix Tests Positive for COVID-19

By Reuters
December 4, 2021Europe
Dutch Former Queen Beatrix Tests Positive for COVID-19
Dutch Princess Beatrix attends commemoration for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, part of Operation Market Garden in World War Two, in Ede, Netherlands, on Sept. 21, 2019. (Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters)

Dutch former queen Beatrix, 83, has tested positive for COVID-19, the royal information service RVD said in a statement Saturday.

Princess Beatrix, as she has been known since her abdication in 2013, got tested after coming down with “mild cold symptoms,” the statement said.

“The princess is at home in isolation and adheres to the rules of life for people who have tested positive,” it added.

The Netherlands has been experiencing a record-breaking wave of COVID-19 cases that is threatening to overwhelm the country’s health care system.

By Stephanie van den Berg

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