EU Commission chief von der Leyen to self-isolate after Covid-19 contact

EU Commission chief von der Leyen to self-isolate after Covid-19 contact
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The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, left an EU summit one hour after it started after being in touch with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.

Von der Leyen attended a European Council summit after hearing that one of her members of staff has tested positive for Covid-19 Thursday morning, saying that she herself has tested negative for the virus but would go into self-isolation immediately.

This week, the European Union is set to discuss multiple topics of high importance, like Brexit, the EU’s new environmental regulations for the next seven years (or Green Deal), and the approval of the EU budget.

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Amée Zoutberg
The Brussels Times


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