European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel is self-isolating pending coronavirus test results, she announced Monday.
“Yesterday evening I was informed that a member of my team tested positive for COVID19. Pending test results, myself and my whole team are self-isolating in line with public health protocols and working from home,” the Bulgarian politician tweeted.
She added that she “feels well” and has no symptoms.
Earlier, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she was self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who later tested positive for the coronavirus.
Last month, European Council President Charles Michel postponed a leaders’ summit and went into isolation after a security officer with whom he had been in close contact tested positive. Three more European commissioners — First Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, and Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides — also went into self-quarantine as a result of risks of exposure.