President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen / Photo from wikipedia.org

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is self-isolating the day before the annual Ukraine-EU summit is to begin.

"I've been informed that I participated in a meeting last Tuesday attended by a person who yesterday tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with regulations in force, I'm therefore self-isolating until tomorrow morning. I've tested negative on Thursday & am tested again today," she wrote on Twitter on October 5, 2020.

The president had to attend the annual Ukraine-EU summit to be hosted by Brussels on October 6. The summit was originally scheduled for October 1, but was slated over a delay in EU leaders' meeting.

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