German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into self-quarantine after she was exposed to the virus, according to her office.
The chancellor learned that a doctor who administered a precautionary pneumonia vaccine on Friday afternoon tested positive to for COVID-19, her office said.
“In the next few days she will be regularly tested, as a test now would not yet be fully conclusive. From her quarantine at home, the Chancellor will continue to attend to her official business,” a spokes woman said in a statement.
Shortly before she learned about the exposure, Merkel issued an order earlier in the day that barred social gatherings of more than two people with the exemptions of families and people living in the same household.
The order will be in effect for two weeks.
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