EU top official self-isolating after contact with virus Instance

BRUSSELS — European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and among her EU Commissioners have put themselves in isolation after being in contact with individuals infected with the coronavirus.

In a message published on Twitter Monday, the head of the EU’s executive arm said she participate in a meeting Tuesday which has been attended by”a man or woman who tested positive”

Her office declared she tested negative on Monday but she would stay in quarantine until Tuesday according to Belgian wellness precautions.

On Monday afternoon, Research Commissioner Mariya Gabriel also declared she had been self-isolating following a part of her group had tested positive.

“Pending evaluation results, my entire staff are self-isolating in accord with general wellness protocols and working from your home. I’m well and don’t have any symptoms,” Gabriel said in a Twitter message.

Von der Leyen, who attended a two-day summit of EU leaders in Brussels late last week, stated she’ll probably be in quarantine until Tuesday morning but seems nice. Her isolation will continue to keep her near operate, however: She’s a small living quarter beside her office at the EU headquarters in Brussels.

Von der Leyen took part last Tuesday at a unique assembly of Portugal’s state council at the coastal city of Cascais, on the outskirts of Lisbon.

The assembly was attended by 15 of the 19 members of this president’s body.

Portugal’s president, prime minister, and the president along with five state councilors were analyzed on Sunday and were unfavorable, the press reported. More tests are happening on Monday.

Two weeks before, EU Council President Charles Michel had been made to postpone a summit of EU leaders since he had been quarantining.