Princess Sofia Joined Frontline Efforts As a Medical Assistant
Princess Sofia is putting herself on the frontlines to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday, the Swedish princess donned a pair of scrubs and began working at Sophiahemmet Hospital in Stockholm after completing a intensive training program online. According to People, she will be assisting hospital staff with non-medical related tasks, and a spokesperson for the hospital explained that Sofia and her fellow volunteers will not be working directly with patients, and will instead be supporting doctors and nurses by doing tasks such as disinfecting equipment, doing shifts in the kitchen, and cleaning.
"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.
People reports that around 80 people a week are signing up for the training program Princess Sofia took before joining the hospital. Sofia, who is married to Prince Carl-Philip, has worked closely with the hospital in the past and has served as its Honorary Chair since 2016.
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, she and the rest of the Swedish royal family have been working from home, and opted to have a virtual Easter reunion over the holiday weekend.