The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has abruptly left the summit of EU leaders held in Brussels on Thursday when she was informed that one of your close contacts has been diagnosed with coronavirus, so that German policy will be preventatively isolated in compliance with the rules of the Belgian authorities.
Von der Leyen herself has explained the situation through a brief message posted on Twitter in which she indicates that the positive of a person from her team has been known this Thursday and that she had also undergone a test whose result is negative.
I have just been informed that a member of my front office has tested positive to COVID-19 this morning. I myself have tested negative.
However as a precaution I am immediately leaving the European Council to go into self-isolation.
– Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) October 15, 2020
“As a precautionary measure I have immediately left the Council European to remain in isolation, “continued Von der Leyen, who routinely undergoes two Covid-19 tests a week, as does his closest team.
She was already confined for a week at the beginning of the month
In fact, another positive case among his close contacts led him to have to respect a one week confinement at the beginning of the month, the voluntary quarantine period set by the Belgian authorities, although less than the two weeks that the European Commission itself recommends in its guidelines on the pandemic.
Von der Leyen will not be the only absence at this meeting of heads of state and from the EU Government to which the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has already arrived, but will also not have the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, who remains in quarantine for having had close contact with an infected last week.