German Chancellor in quarantine after meeting infected doctor

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in quarantine after meeting a doctor on Friday who has since tested positive for coronavirus, as per her spokesman.

Merkel was told about the contact after a press conference on Sunday in which she announced further measures to try to curb the spread of coronavirus, the BBC reported.

Addressing the press conference, Merkel, who announced some more restrictions, said: “Our behaviour is the most effective way” of slowing the rate of coronavirus spread.

Germany has now banned meetings of more than two people outside work and home for two weeks.

NT Bureau