Head of European Council postponed EU summit because of contact with COVID-19 patient

The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, postponed the EU summit scheduled for September 24-25 to October 1-2. The reason was named the suspicion of a possible infestation of the politician with a new coronavirus, said Michel’s representative Barend Lates on Tuesday, September 22.

According to him, Michel became aware of the infection with coronavirus of the security officer with whom the politician was in close contact last week. “By following Belgian rules, he is now under quarantine,” he said on his Twitter page.

Charles Michel’s coronavirus tests are currently negative. The President of the European Council is checked regularly, added Lates.

The EU summit is scheduled to discuss, among other things, the crisis in Belarus and the situation with deteriorating health Russian blogger Alexei Navalny.

On the eve of the EU foreign ministers have not agreed on a list of Belarusian officials against whom the EU plans to impose sanctions for election fraud, violence and human rights violations.