European Defence Agency CANCELS all meetings as first EU official tests positive

European Defence Agency CANCELS all meetings as first EU official tests positive for coronavirus in Brussels – reports

The first EU official working at the bloc’s Brussels administrative headquarters has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a spokesperson has confirmed.

“We have confirmation of the case,” spokesperson Dana Spinant said, adding that reports about a male official working at the European Defence Agency contracting the virus were true, and that he had recently returned from a trip to Italy.

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The European Defence Agency (EDA) has reportedly canceled all meetings to be held at its premises until March 13 as a precaution. The agency has also called off external meetings until mid-March.

The supposedly senior EDA official who contacted the coronavirus reportedly met with a group of approximately 30 officials from other EU institutions last week.

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The official began feeling unwell on Saturday, February 29th, and subsequent tests confirmed that he had indeed been infected with the coronavirus, the EURACTIV media network reports.

Meanwhile, a member of military staff with European External Action Service (EEAS) who attended the same meeting has begun showing symptoms and is awaiting their test results.

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