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EU Summit Postponed Over COVID-19 Fears as European Council President goes into Quarantine

A key European Union summit planned for later this week has been postponed after European Council President Charles Michel went into quarantine.

The president’s spokesman Barend Leyts tweeted that Michel had gone into isolation after a security officer, with whom he was in close contact early last week, tested positive for COVID-19.

“The President is tested regularly and tested negative yesterday,” Leyts said in the tweet, adding, “Respecting Belgian rules, he has gone into quarantine as of today.” Read more…..

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European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen hold a news conference with journalists asking questions via video link after EU leaders meet via video conference to discuss the economic response to coronavirus.

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