Monday 25 October 2021

Junior minister Mona Keijzer ‘feeling well’ after testing positive for coronavirus

Junior economic affairs minister Mona Keijzer. Photo: Rijksoverheid

Junior economic affairs minister Mona Keijzer has gone into self-isolation after becoming the second member of the government to test positive for coronavirus.

Keijzer, a Christian Democrat (CDA) member of the caretaker coalition, said on Twitter she was feeling well and would work from home during the isolation period, which is a minimum of seven days.

Last November junior defence minister Barbara Visser was the first member of the cabinet to contract the virus. Health minister Hugo de Jonge went into quarantine on election day last Wednesday after a member of his staff had a positive test, but De Jonge tested negative on Saturday.

Education minister Arie Slob had to abandon a meeting in parliament last October and go into quarantine when he received a CoronaMelder app alert that he had been in contact with an infected person. He did not develop symptoms and was not tested, in keeping with the rules that applied at the time.

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