European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is self-isolating pending the results of a coronavirus test after she attended a meeting with a person who later tested positive for Covid-19.
“I’ve been informed that I participated in a meeting last Tuesday attended by a person who yesterday tested positive for COVID-19,” she wrote on Twitter on Monday. The EU chief revealed that she tested negative for the virus last Thursday but would be taking an additional test as a precautionary measure.
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
If she tests positive, she would join a slew of world leaders who have caught the virus, including but not limited to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump.
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