Source: The Local
Chancellor Angela Merkel will self-isolate at home after being treated by a doctor who has since tested positive for coronavirus.
Following a press conference on Sunday, the chancellor was told that a doctor who had given her a pneumococcal vaccination on Friday afternoon has now tested positive for COVID-19.
As a result Merkel, 65, has decided to immediately go into self-isolation, a government spokesman said.
It could take some time to determine whether the chancellor is herself infected as “a test would not yet be fully conclusive,” Steffen Seibert said in a statement. She will be tested for coronavirus in the coming days.
Merkel will continue to work from home during this time.
“The chancellor has decided to quarantine herself at home. She will be tested regularly in the coming days… (and) fulfill her official business from home,” Seibert said.
In the press conference, Merkel stated that gatherings of more than two people would be banned in Germany in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus.
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