The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, went on self-isolation, as he had previously had contact with one of the employees from whom the coronavirus was found. This was announced by Sassoli in his Twitter on Thursday, October 8.
“I am all right and I have no symptoms. According to the rules, I will isolate myself during the necessary period to carry out the necessary checks,” wrote the head of the European Parliament.
Earlier in October the head of the European Council Charles Michel and the chairman of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen were at home and as a result, no infection was revealed. Since September 2020, in EU institutions in Brussels, employees are tested for coronavirus twice a week.
On March 10 of this year, Sassoli had already observed 14 days of self-isolation after his trip to Italy.
On October 2, U.S. President Donald Trump reported that he had detected COVID-19. On the same day, he was hospitalized at the Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital with mild symptoms. Coronavirus was also confirmed with his wife Melanie. He checked out of the hospital on October 5. It was reported that Trump would continue treatment at home, at his residence.