A spokesperson for the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today that Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg has tested positive for the new coronavirus. He may have been infected at the EU foreign ministers meeting held on the 12th.
According to Reuters news on October 17, the spokesperson said that Schellenberg has no symptoms and has undergone related routine inspections. “We suspect that he was infected at the EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on the 12th.”
In addition, the spokesperson pointed out that Schellenberg also attended the Austrian cabinet meeting held on the 14th. But because an assistant to the Austrian Prime Minister tested positive before this caused panic in the cabinet, all members of the cabinet meeting on Wednesday wear masks.
At present, the spokesperson revealed that as a preventive measure, all cabinet members will be tested on the 17th.