Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, wearing a protective mask, comes for a news conference because the COVID-19 outbreak continues within Vienna on Sept. sixteen, 2020. (Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

VIENNA—Austrian Foreign Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Alexander Schallenberg has been examined positive for the coronavirus and might have caught this at a meeting with his Eu counterparts on Monday, the spokeswoman for his ministry said on Saturday.

Schallenberg’s infection boosts the prospect that the EU International Affairs Council was an alleged super-spreader event. Their Belgian counterpart Sophie Wilmes said on Friday the lady was going into self-isolation along with suspected symptoms.

“It is suspected that will Schallenberg might have been infected on the Foreign Affairs Council within Luxembourg on Monday, ” the spokeswoman said, including that he did not have signs and symptoms and had been tested being a routine measure.

Schallenberg also attended the cabinet meeting on Wed but cabinet members used masks, the spokeswoman stated. Luxembourg ’s cabinet a new scare less than 2 weeks back when a close colleague associated with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s examined positive.

“As a precautionary measure every members of the government is going to be tested on Saturday, ” the spokeswoman said.

By Francois Murphy