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Tags: Virus Outbreak | Merkel

Merkel in Quarantine after Doctor Tests Positive for Virus

Merkel in Quarantine after Doctor Tests Positive for Virus

Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — 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.

Merkel's spokesman said the German chancellor 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 Merkel had received a precautionary vaccine Friday against pneumococcal infection.

Seibert said in a statement that Merkel, 65, would undergo "regular tests" in the coming days and continue with her work from home for the time being.

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