Merkel negative in 1st virus test, more to be done
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman says the German leader has tested negative for the new coronavirus
Spokesman Steffen Seibert told news agency dpa “the result of today’s test is negative” but that “further tests will be conducted in the coming days.”
Merkel went into quarantine at home on Sunday evening after being informed that a doctor who gave her a vaccination tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Merkel, 65-year-old, has led Germany since 2005, was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference announcing new measures to curb the spread of the virus.