Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for coronavirus.
The German chancellor’s spokesman said she was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference on Sunday announcing new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Merkel had received a precautionary vaccine on Friday against pneumococcal infection.
Seibert said Merkel would undergo regular tests in the coming days and continue with her work from home for the time being.
Merkel had earlier expressed her gratitude to Germans who were following the rules on social distancing, saying it was important to remain at least 1.5 metres apart to reduce the risk of infection.