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.


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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