Finnish PM Leaves EU Summit As 'Precautionary' Measure
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. European Union leaders meet for the second day of an EU summit, amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, to discuss topics on foreign policy issues. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)
BRUSSELS: Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Friday that she had left the European Union summit in Belgium as a precautionary measure” and was flying back home to undergo a coronavirus test.
The move came one day after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen left the summit venue in Brussels shortly after the meeting began because one of her close staffers tested positive for COVID-19.
Marin wrote, I left the European Council meeting as a precautionary measure and asked the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lfven to represent the Finnish end of the meeting time.
Marin had attended a meeting Wednesday at the Finnish parliament together with lawmaker Tom Packalen who later had tested positive for the coronavirus and had mild flu symptoms.
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