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EU's von der Leyen self-isolating after contact with COVID-19 case

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen leaves at the end of the European Union leaders summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Belgium October 2, 2020. Francisco Seco/Pool via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - 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.”

Reporting by Marine Strauss @StraussMarine

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