Merkel goes into quarantine as Germany imposes extreme restrictions on public

German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves a media statement on the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Chancellery in Berlin [Michel Kappeler/Reuters]

Chancellor Angela Merkel will go into quarantine after coming into contact with a doctor who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Merkel will continue to work from home and will submit to repeated tests over the next few days, her spokesman said. It was too soon for a conclusive test on her at the moment, he added.

Merkel on Friday afternoon received a vaccine shot against pneumococcus, a pneumonia-causing bacteria, from a doctor who later tested positive for the coronavirus.


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