Princess Sofia of Sweden volunteers at hospital to help amid pandemic

April 21, 2020

Princess Sofia of Sweden started volunteering this week at Stockholm hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. She was among 80 people who completed a three-day emergency online course from Sophiahemmet University.

“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,” the Royal Court said in a statement.

She doesn’t work directly with patients but supports the doctors and nurses through kitchen shifts, disinfecting instruments and cleaning said Pia Hultkrantz the spokeswoman for Sophiahemmet Hospital.

“They’re going to relieve the health care professionals during this crisis so that those who are trained to care can actually do it. In other words, anyone who attends this training will not have any patient-close care,” Hultkrantz added, according to Royal Central. “Regardless, none of the course participants will work directly with corona patients.”

This story was originally published by FOX 10.

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