EU Commissioner Schinas tests positive for COVID-19

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Margaritis Schinas, EU Commissioner for European Way of Life has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Tuesday. 

“I have just learned that my regular scheduled COVID-19 test before the College came back positive,” Schinas wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday. He added that he is self-isolating, as foreseen by the health protocols. 

Reacting to the announcement, European Commission chief, Ursula von der Leyen said in a Twitter post: “Take good care of yourself @MargSchinas. I wish you a speedy recovery and I hope to see you again very soon!”

Schinas is the second Commissioner to contract the virus. Earlier in the month, Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for innovation, research, culture, education and youth also announced she had tested positive for COVID-19. 

Gabriel, although she had initially produced a negative test, her second one came back positive, forcing the Commissioner to remain under self-isolation. 



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