Portuguese financial apportion tests certain for coronavirus after assembly tip EU officials

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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s Finance Minister Joao Leao has tested certain for a coronavirus, his bureau pronounced on Saturday, a day after he took partial in an in-person assembly in Lisbon with tip EU officials including Commission arch Ursula von der Leyen.

The 46-year-old apportion has so distant shown no symptoms and will continue to work from home during a duration of self-isolation, a matter from his method said. Self-isolation could final between 10 to 14 days.

Leao’s certain exam outcome was announced some-more than 24 hours after he attended a assembly during a Belem Cultural Center on Friday to plead Portugal’s tip priorities during a six-month EU presidency, that started this month.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa was also during a meeting, as were several other ministers and secretaries of state. Costa recently had to self-isolate for 14 days after a lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron, who afterwards tested certain for a virus.

Several EU officials trafficked to Lisbon for a meeting, including von der Leyen, a Commission’s Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager — all of whom were present.

Official images of a assembly common on a supervision website showed it took place in a vast room and all participants wore face masks.

Reporting by Catarina Demony; Editing by Clelia Oziel

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