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Germany’s Merkel again tests negative for coronavirus

FRANKFURT, Germany — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s third coronavirus test has come back negative, but the German leader will stay in home quarantine for the coming days, her spokesman says.

Merkel, 65, has been in self-isolation at her Berlin apartment for just over a week, after learning on March 22 that a doctor who gave her a vaccination two days earlier had been infected with the virus.

“The chancellor’s third test also turned out negative. The chancellor will continue to carry out her official business from her at-home quarantine in the coming days,” spokesman Steffen Seibert says in a statement.

It is not immediately clear if Merkel will undergo further testing.

While in isolation, Merkel has kept working and held government meetings via video link.

— AFP

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