Austrian foreign minister tests positive for coronavirus Oct 18, 2020 0 41 12345 Vienna - Austria’s chief diplomat, Alexander Schallenberg, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his spokeswoman said on Saturday.The 51-year-old foreign minister is quarantining at home but does not have symptoms of COVID-19 so far, she told dpa.After Schallenberg’s infection was detected in a routine test on Friday, all his fellow Austrian ministers tested negative on Saturday, the chancellor’s office said. Schallenberg cancelled his upcoming trips to Britain, Denmark, Greece and Cyprus, which he had scheduled between Monday and Friday.Schallenberg might have caught the virus at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg last Monday, the spokesperson said. Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes said on Saturday that she had tested positive for the coronavirus. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES PM Ardern wins landslide in New Zealand’s ‘Covid election’ Oct 18, 2020 0 380 Anti-Trump women’s rallies draw thousands Oct 18, 2020 0 191 Britain’s Johnson under increasing pressure for national lockdown Oct 18, 2020 0 33 Trump stumps in Florida, Georgia, countering signs of Democratic surge AFP Macon, United States President Donald Trump fought Friday to recover from sinking election polls by campaigning with a hardline pitch to America’s right wing, claiming at rallies in Florida and Georgia that his .. Paris under curfew as Europe battles soaring virus caseload Paris: Millions of Europeans faced tough new coronavirus restrictions Saturday as governments stepped up efforts to slow the surge in infections, after the World Health Organization reported a “very concerning” .. Beheaded France teacher had been target of threats AFP Conflans-Sainte-Honorine A history teacher beheaded in a Paris suburb on Friday had been the target of online threats for showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in class, France’s anti-terror .. US shoots down Putin proposal for one-year New START extension AFP Moscow Russia and the United States on Friday were at a new impasse over the last major nuclear arms reduction accord, with the United States calling President Vladimir Putin’s proposal for an unconditional one-year .. As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinformation spreads AFP Washington US health officials are pushing Americans to get vaccinated against the flu to help prevent hospitals already busy battling COVID-19 from being overwhelmed this winter, but false claims are threatening ..