Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is to self-quarantine, her spokesman Steffen Seibert announced on Sunday evening, after coming into contact with a doctor with coronavirus.
After giving a press conference on Sunday she was informed that a doctor who had given her a preventative pneumococcal vaccine on Friday evening had since tested positive for the virus. Subsequently, the chancellor had decided to go immediately into quarantine at home. Mr Seibert said that she would be tested regularly in the next few days, because a test at the present time would not be conclusive. He said she would carry out her duties while staying at home.