European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced self-isolation due to contact with a carrier of the coronavirus. In a tweet, the politician notes that she made this decision immediately after receiving information about the potential danger.
I’ve been informed that I participated in a meeting last Tuesday attended by a person who yesterday tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with regulations in force, I’m therefore self-isolating until tomorrow morning. I’ve tested negative on Thursday & am tested again today- Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) October 5, 2020
One of the interlocutors with whom von der Leyen met last Thursday passed a positive test for COVID-19. On the same day, she was tested for coronavirus, which turned out to be negative. Now she is waiting for the results of a new test. According to the rules in force in Belgium, if this study does not confirm the presence of infection in the body, tomorrow the head of the European Commission will be able to return to normal work.
On Tuesday, von der Leyen is scheduled to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Brussels as part of the EU-Ukraine annual summit. The Ukraine-EU summit, which was initially planned for October 1, was postponed to October 6.
Earlier, the President of the European Council Charles Michel, who was supposed to arrive in Kiev on September 26, went into self-isolation on September 22 due to the coronavirus in one of his security personnel.