Commission Vice President Timmermans goes into coronavirus quarantine
Frans Timmermans, the executive vice president of the European Commission, is the latest EU politician to self-isolate after coming into close contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.
“I am self-isolating and working from home,” Timmermans tweeted Monday. “I will stay there, awaiting necessary testing and completing the required quarantaine [sic] period.”
Timmermans follows a string of high-profile EU politicians needing to self-isolate after coming into close contact with someone infected by the virus.
Valdis Dombrovskis, executive vice president and acting trade commissioner, went into self-isolation last week, followed by European Council President Charles Michel, who postponed an EU Council summit.
Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides went into self-isolation on Sunday, just days after she held a press conference warning Europe had a “last chance” to contain the pandemic and prevent a return to lockdowns.
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