Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel in quarantine after contact with infected doctor

BREAKING: Chancellor Angela Merkel, 65, will quarantine herself at home after being treated by a doctor who has since tested positive for coronavirus.

‘The Chancellor has decided to quarantine herself at home. She will be tested regularly in the coming days… and fulfill her official business from home,’ a government spokesman said in a statement.

Spokesman Steffen Seibert said Merkel had received a precautionary vaccine on Friday against pneumococcal infection.

It comes just hours after the country banned gatherings of more than two people in a nationwide crackdown to stop the spread of the virus.

Around 73 people have died in Germany after testing positive for COVID-19, which has infected almost 22,000 across the nation.

Yesterday, Merkel was spotted buying four bottles of wine in a Berlin supermarket. She was photographed perusing the shelves in Mitte, as the country is ravaged by coronavirus.