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EU's von der Leyen negative in second COVID-19 test, in quarantine until Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrives on the second day of a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 2, 2020. Olivier Matthys/Pool via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday she had tested negative for COVID-19 but would self-isolate until Tuesday evening 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.

She said she would self-isolate until Tuesday evening, in line with regulations that require a week-long quarantine in these cases.

On Monday she said she had tested negative in tests taken on Thursday and on Monday.

Reporting by Marine Strauss @StraussMarine and Francesco Guarascio; Editing by Jon Boyle

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