27 January 2021,   07:55
Angela Merkel tests negative for coronavirus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has tested negative for coronavirus, a German government spokesperson said.

Earlier on Monday, her Chief of Staff Helge Braun said Merkel only had brief contact with a doctor who later tested positive for coronavirus.

The Chancellor had on Friday afternoon received a vaccine shot against pneumococcus, a pneumonia-causing bacteria, from the doctor and went into quarantine on Sunday after learning of his positive test result.