Just In: German Chancellor Merkel in isolation, after doctor is positive for coronavirus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been isolation because of coronavirus, due to her interaction with a doctor who administered a vaccine to her was confirmed positive to the deadly coronavirus.

Merkel’s spokesman said the German chancellor, who is 65, was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference Sunday announcing new measures to curb the spread of the virus.

According to her spokesman, Steffen Seibert,  Merkel had received a precautionary vaccine Friday against pneumococcal infection.

She said in a statement that Merkel would undergo “regular tests” in the coming days and continue with her work from home for the time being.

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