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President of European Commission not to attend Ukraine-EU summit

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen is in self-isolation due to contact with a patient infected with coronavirus
17:26, 5 October 2020

AFP

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will not take part in the EU-Ukraine summit scheduled for October 6. This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine, citing a statement by European Commission spokesman Eric Mamer.

"This quarantine (Ursula von der Leyen’s self-isolation – 112 International.) will last until tomorrow. Last Tuesday, during a trip to Lisbon, she contacted a person who then tested positive for coronavirus," Mamer announced.

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He said that during a routine test on Thursday, which she takes twice a week, the president received a negative result.

"She was also tested this morning and we are waiting for the result by the end of the day. This means that she will not be able to attend the European Parliament plenary tomorrow or chair the Commission. She will be replaced by Vice President Franz Timmermans. She will also not be able to attend the Ukraine-EU summit, the High Representative of the EU - Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell will represent here," the statement said.

As we reported earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania tested positive for Covid-19.

Related: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen self-isolating after COVID-19 contact

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