Merkel in quarantine after meeting infected doctor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine on Sunday after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus, news wires reported.

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, Steffen Seibert, said Merkel had received a precautionary vaccine Friday against pneumococcal infection. Seibert said in a statement that Merkel, 65, would undergo "regular tests" in the coming days and continue with her work from home for the time being.

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