Von der Leyen test negative after exposure to case in Portugal

in News · 06-10-2020 11:12:00 · 1 Comments

According to a euronews article from 5 October, Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President, has tested negative for Covid-19 after being in contact with a confirmed case.

The EU chief was in Lisbon last week, for meetings with top Portuguese officials during which she came into contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.

Ursula von der Leyen tweeted, on 5 October, “I’ve been informed that I participated in a meeting last Tuesday attended by a person who yesterday tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with regulations in force, I’m therefore self-isolating until tomorrow morning. I’ve tested negative on Thursday & am tested again today”.

According to euronews, she is not experiencing any virus symptoms for the moment, but she will not be able to attend the European Parliament plenary.


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There has been a bit of an overload of news articles in recent days, make these pages hotchpotch. Many of them are very short (such as this one), only a few lines, but they take up a lot of space and demand attention among all the other, more in-depth articles. Could the concise news items be organized in a separate section, perhaps under the heading "Brief News" or something similar?

By Annie from Algarve on 06-10-2020 08:13
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