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Angela Merkel quarantined as doctor tests positive for coronavirus

  • Published at 12:29 am March 23rd, 2020
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File Photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint news conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague, Netherlands, August 22, 2019 Reuters

She came into contact with the doctor on Friday

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to self-quarantine after she came into contact with a doctor who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to German government spokesman Steffen Seibert, Merkel was informed about the doctor on Sunday, who administered a pneumococcal vaccine to her on Friday, reports CNBC.

The chancellor immediately decided to go into self-quarantine, Seibert said. 

She will be tested regularly over the coming days and will continue to conduct her duties as chancellor from home, the CNBC report mentioned further.

Germany is one of the hardest hit countries in the world, with more than 23,000 people who have tested positive, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. 

At least 92 people have died from the virus in Germany, CNBC report added.

As of Sunday, the fast spreading Covid-19 has claimed more than 13,000 lives and infected over 300,000 globally, according to Worldometer.

In Bangladesh, 27 people have tested positive for coronavirus and there have been two recorded deaths from coronavirus infection so far.

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