Estonian president self-isolates due to coronavirus risk

  • 2020-11-10
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has self-isolated due to potentially coming into contact with a coronavirus carrier at the end of last week.

"While visiting Viljandi on Friday, I met with a person who was later diagnosed with COVID-19. I am considered a close contact, which is why I will remain in self-isolation until Monday in accordance with instructions by the Health Board," the head of state wrote on social media. 

The president said that all her meetings scheduled for this week have been cancelled.

"I'm currently feeling well and there are no symptoms of the virus, but we're taking the tests today," Kaljulaid said on Tuesday.

"Download the Hoia [coronavirus exposure notification] app and wear a mask even if you're feeling well; if possible, avoid large gatherings and events. Take good care of yourselves," she said.