Denmark’s Public Health Minister Magnus Heunicke has tested positive for the coronavirus during a working visit to Brussels, his ministry announced.
Heunicke is now in isolation in a hotel in Brussels and is doing will, with only mild symptoms, reports the Belga News Agency.
The Danish Minister arrived in Brussels on Monday evening for a meeting of EU health ministers on Tuesday. In the morning before the meeting, Heunicke did a self-test, which turned out to be positive.
The result was then confirmed by a PCR test. It is currently unclear where Heunicke was infected.
On Friday, a Christmas party was held at his office in Copenhagen, but the Ministry emphasises that this was done in accordance with the current coronavirus measures. However, another attendee reportedly also tested positive.