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Although Von der Leyen canceled a scheduled trip to Greece, she said she would leave quarantine on Tuesday, despite the EU recommendation of 14 days of self-isolation following suspected contact with a positive case. The commission head, who has twice tested negative for the virus, has instead followed Belgium’s rules, which have been softened compared to EU guidelines.
EU Council President Charles Michel also postponed a scheduled EU summit in September, after contact with a member of his security team who later tested positive for the coronavirus.
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