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EU's Michel in COVID-19 self-isolation after meeting Macron

  • Michel was informed by the French authorities that he is not considered to be a close contact. He is tested regularly and tested negative on Tuesday.
Published December 17, 2020

BRUSSELS: European Council President Charles Michel was going into self-isolation as a precaution after seeing French President Emmanuel Macron - who has tested positive for COVID-19 - in person on Monday, a spokesman for the bloc said on Thursday.

"(Michel) was informed by the French authorities that he is not considered to be a close contact. He is tested regularly and tested negative on Tuesday. However as a matter of precaution the president will go into self-isolation," said the spokesman.

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