EU’s von der Leyen enters self-isolation after COVID-19 contact

EU Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen makes a speech on eve of 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall on Nov. 8, 2019. (AFP Photo)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday she would self-isolate until Tuesday after attending a meeting with someone who tested positive.

“I’ve been informed that I participated in a meeting last Tuesday attended by a person who yesterday tested positive for COVID-19,” von der Leyen said on Twitter.

“In accordance with regulations in force, I’m therefore self-isolating until tomorrow morning. I’ve tested negative on Thursday and am tested again today.”