German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made the decision to self-quarantine in her home after having contact with a doctor who tested positive for COVID-19.
Merkel was informed after a press conference Sunday that a doctor who administered a pneumococcal vaccine to her Friday afternoon tested positive for the virus, according to her spokesman Steffen Seibert.
She will be tested regularly over the coming days and will continue to conduct her duties as chancellor from home.
The news of Merkel’s quarantine came soon after her government imposed new social-distancing rules that limit public gatherings to two people, not including families. Under the new restrictions, restaurants will be allowed to stay open, but provide only takeout and delivery services. People will still be allowed to go to work and to leave home to care for relatives, shop and visit doctors.
Germany is one of the hardest-hit countries in the world, with 23,974 people who have tested positive by Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. At least 92 people have died from the virus in the country.
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