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Merkel in quarantine after doctor tests positive for virus

Published: Mar. 22, 2020 at 1:38 PM CDT
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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

Her spokesman said Merkel had received a precautionary vaccine Friday against pneumococcal infection. He 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.