EU Council President Michel exits quarantine

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Charles Michel, the President of EU Council on Friday exited the precautionary quarantine after producing a second adverse COVID-19 take a look at.

The information was introduced on Twitter by his spokesperson, Barend Leyts, who wrote that “the EUCO President today tested negative for COVID after a negative test on Monday.”

“The President is no longer in quarantine and continues preparing the special European Council of October 1 and 2,” Michel’s spokesperson added.

On Monday Michel determined to postponed the extraordinary summit on the Eastern Mediterranean, scheduled for September 24 and 25, after studying {that a} member of his safety employees, with whom he was in shut contact, had examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The summit, set to collect the EU27 leaders amid rising tensions between Athens and Ankara, was postponed to October 1 and a pair of.

During the week, a number of EU ministers went into precautionary quarantine, after coming involved with an individual contaminated with the virus.

The newest politician is Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, who’s self-isolating since Wednesday, after he realized that an aide of one other EU minister, had examined optimistic for COVID-19. Altmaier, who hosted in Berlin a gathering of the bloc’s commerce ministers on Monday, is the second cupboard member to enter self-isolation, because the nation’s Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas additionally stated the identical day he would self-isolate, after studying {that a} member of his safety employees had contracted the virus.

Maas was in Brussels on Monday, for the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), together with the EU27 overseas ministers. His first take a look at since studying of this was adverse.