The head of the European Commission left for quarantine because of contact with COVID-19 carrier

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, wrote on her Twitter page that she left for self-isolation because of contacts with the carrier of coronavirus.

She said that last Tuesday she participated in an event attended by a person who subsequently had a positive COVID-19 test result.

“Therefore, according to current regulations, I will be isolated until tomorrow morning. On Thursday, I had a negative coronavirus test result. I will test again today,” wrote von der Leyen.

Earlier, on September 25, the head of the European Council Charles Michel has stopped two-week quarantine after the second negative test for coronavirus. On September 22, he postponed the planned September 24-25 EU summit to the beginning of October because of suspicions of possible infection with this infection.

According to the data of statistical bureau Worldometer as of October 5, there are more than 35.4 million cases of coronavirus in the world. More than 1 million patients were killed and more than 26.6 million people recovered.