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three EU Commissioners self-isolate following assembly with Portuguese Finance Minister

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Three members of Europe’s College of Commissioners went into self-isolation on Sunday, after assembly with the Portuguese Finance Minister Joao Leao in Lisbon who later examined constructive for Coronavirus.
On January 15, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and a gaggle of Commissioners had an inaugural assembly with the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU in Lisbon’s Belem Cultural Center to debate Portugal’s high priorities throughout its six-month EU presidency.
Official pictures shared on the Commission’s web site confirmed all contributors carrying a face masks, aside from some pictures displaying EU’s competitors chief Margrethe Vestager, the Cohesion and Reforms Commissioner Elisa Ferreira, Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, in addition to the bloc’s international coverage chief, Josep Borrell, being with out. 
”The Portuguese authorities have knowledgeable us that Finance Minister Joao Leao examined constructive for COVID-19 after the top of the Presidency go to by the College,” the Commission mentioned in an announcement, Politico reported.
Vestager, Ferreira and Dombrovskis “are considered contact persons” and “will respect the Belgian rules for quarantine as of today,” the assertion added, whereas the Commission President Ursula von der Leyen don’t “fulfill the criteria to be considered contact persons.” 
Leao’s take a look at outcomes have been introduced greater than a day after the assembly with the EU officers. According to an announcement by his ministry, the Finance Minister, 46, has up to now proven no signs and can proceed to work from home throughout his self-isolation interval.
 
 

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