BREAKING: Merkel in Quarantine After Contact with Doctor with Coronavirus

Per Sky News, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been quarantined after a doctor she had been in contact with tested positive for coronavirus.

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Fox News reports shortly after announcing new measures in Germany to curb the spread of coronavirus, Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after a doctor she recently had contact with tested positive for the virus.

Angela Merkel wearing a white shirt and black hair: German Chancellor Angela Merkel was informed of the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference announcing new measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.© Provided by FOX News German Chancellor Angela Merkel was informed of the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference announcing new measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.

A spokesperson for Merkel said the chancellor, who is 65, had received a precautionary vaccine Friday against pneumococcal infection.

The doctor who administered the vaccine to her later tested positive for COVID-19.

Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said she was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference Sunday announcing new measures to curb the spread of the virus.

Seibert added that Merkel would undergo “regular tests” in the coming days and continue with her work from home for the time being.