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Angela Merkel’s initial coronavirus test result shows negative for Covid-19


Angela Merkel’s initial test for coronavirus got here again negative, a authorities spokesman stated, including that the German chancellor would bear additional exams.

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel’s initial test for coronavirus got here again negative, a authorities spokesman stated, including that the German chancellor would bear additional exams.

“The test was negative,” the federal government spokesman stated. “Further tests will follow.”

Merkel, 65, went into quarantine on Sunday after coming into contact with an contaminated physician. German Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated earlier on Monday that Merkel was wholesome however working from house.

“The test was negative,” the federal government spokesman stated. “Further tests will follow.”

Merkel had on Friday afternoon acquired a vaccine shot in opposition to pneumococcus, a pneumonia-causing micro organism, from the physician and he or she went into quarantine after studying of his optimistic test result.

On Sunday Merkel’s chief of workers stated the chancellor had solely had temporary contact with the physician who later examined optimistic for coronavirus.

Merkel has already stated she won’t search a fifth time period as chancellor in federal elections due by October 2021.

She has loomed massive on the European stage since 2005, serving to information the EU by the euro zone debt disaster and opening Germany’s doorways to migrants fleeing struggle within the Middle East in 2015, a transfer that also divides the bloc and her nation.

Last 12 months, Merkel suffered a number of bouts of shaking at public occasions, sparking hypothesis about her well being.

“I am aware of the responsibility of my office,” she instructed reporters final July after the tremor episodes. “I behave appropriately as far as my health is concerned … I look after my health.”

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