German Chancellor Merkel in quarantine after contact with doctor

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made the decision to self quarantine in her home after having contact with a doctor who subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus.

Merkel was informed after a press conference Sunday that a doctor who administered a pnueumococcal vaccine to her on Friday afternoon has tested positive for the virus, according to German government spokesman Steffen Seibert. 

Merkel decided to immediately quarantine herself in her home, Seibert said.  She will be tested regularly over the coming days and will continued to conduct her duties as chancellor from home. (CNBC)

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  • santha Monday, 23 March 2020 06:06 AM

    This shows western countries leaders are with people, that's why they get infected, our leaders are in very comfort zone and protect themselves first and first , give order to people..

    Tourist Monday, 23 March 2020 07:09 AM

    Looks like these people are taking unnecessary holidays.

    Marie Monday, 23 March 2020 08:19 AM

    SL Virus Task Force, All Medical and Support staff, Armed Forces and staff of Essential Services please stay safe.

    Bande Monday, 23 March 2020 08:39 AM

    Corona does not spare anyone by position, race, wealth etc hence please follow healthcare advices than to be sorry later on.


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