EU competition chief to self-isolate after COVID-19 contact

FILE PHOTO: European Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager gives a news conference on antitrust case with Amazon website at European Commission in Brussels, Belgium November 10, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Sunday she would self-isolate next week and work from home after one of her co-workers tested positive for COVID-19.

“I have been informed that a working relation is tested coronavirus positive.” Vestager said on Twitter. “Luckily, he has no symptoms and I wish him all the best. I have been tested, am now in quarantine and will work from home the coming week.”

Reporting by Jan Strupczewski; Editing by Gareth Jones