European Commission President von der Leyen self-isolating after close contact with Covid-19 case

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. 

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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