The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium had been infected with coronavirus

Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes said that she was ill with COVID-19.

The day before, the Minister said that she was leaving for self-isolation due to symptoms similar to the coronavirus.

“My COVID test result was positive. The infection probably occurred in my family circle, given the precautions that were taken outside the home,” Wilmes wrote on Twitter.

The Belgian Foreign Minister took part in a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Union on October 12.