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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been advised to go into quarantine, her spokesman Steffen Seibert has announced.
This is due to the fact that Merkel was informed that a doctor she had been in contact with tested positive, thereby exposing her to the virus. This was after announcing drastic, Germany-wide measures on limiting contact among the population,
“Even from domestic quarantine, the Chancellor will continue her official business”, Seibert said.
In Germany, federal and state authorities have issued a contact ban, limiting interactions of more than two people.
However families or those living in the same house will be exempt from the new order, DPA news agency reported.
The new rules were enacted at a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of Germany’s 16 states.