Von der Leyen leaves EU leaders’ summit to self-isolate – POLITICO

European Fee President Ursula Von Der Leyen | Francois Walschaerts/EPA

Fee president says member of her employees examined constructive for COVID-19.


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European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen walked out of a summit of EU leaders Thursday after discovering out {that a} member of her employees examined constructive for COVID-19.

Because the leaders have been discussing Brexit, von der Leyen tweeted that “I’ve simply been knowledgeable {that a} member of my entrance workplace has examined constructive to COVID-19 this morning.”

“I personally have examined adverse,” the president wrote, including that “nonetheless as a precaution I’m instantly leaving the European Council to enter self-isolation.”

The European Council summit is being held in particular person in Brussels with additional precautions, together with a prohibition on press attending the occasion and limits on employees numbers with the intention to cut back danger.

EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel tested constructive for coronavirus earlier this month, whereas quite a few commissioners have gone into self-isolation in latest weeks because of shut contact with people who examined constructive for the virus.

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