Sven Gatz, the finance minister in the Brussels-Capital regional government, is “showing mild symptoms of the virus and will be quarantined for two weeks,” his spokesperson Eva Vanhengel said in a statement. He “continues to work digitally and remotely” she added.
Gatz’s positive result triggers quarantine measures for all officials and employees who he has been in contact with. This includes six of the eight members of the regional government who attended a weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers with him last week.
This also includes Minister-President Rudi Vervoort who just held a press conference to announce a range of stricter measures for the capital to help fight a resurgence of the virus.
“As a precaution, the members of the Brussels government will have themselves tested. In anticipation of the result, they have cancelled their official activities and will work digitally and remotely,” said Vanhengel.