German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus, AP News reports.
Merkel in quarantine after doctor tests positive for virus
STEPANAKERT, MARCH 23, ARTSAKHPRESS: Merkel, 65, was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference Sunday announcing new measures to curb the spread of the virus, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said. He said that Merkel had received a precautionary vaccine Friday against pneumococcal infection. Seibert said in a statement that Merkel would undergo “regular tests” in the coming days and continue with her work from home for the time being. Merkel on Sunday thanked “the overwhelming majority” of Germans who were following rules on social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Merkel said the lockdown had already affected her profoudly, too. “My life has also fundamentally changed and now consists largely of phone calls and video conferences,” she said.