Austrian foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19 after EU meeting

October 17, 2020

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg has tested positive for the coronavirus and might have caught it at a meeting with his European Union counterparts on Monday, a spokeswoman for his ministry said on Saturday.

“As a precautionary measure all members of the government will be tested on Saturday. It is suspected that Schallenberg might have been infected at the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg on Monday,” the spokeswoman said, adding that Schallenberg was symptom-free and had a routine test.

(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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