Media report confirm that German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is currently in in self-isolation after her doctor tested positive for coronavirus.
Though it is believed Merkel is not infected with Covid-19 after being given a vaccine against pneumococcal infection by her doctor last Friday. It is however necessary she undergoes regular testing while she is in self isolation.
Steffen Seibert, her spokesperson said she will work from home for the time being.
The German Chancellor has applauded Germans who were obeying the social distancing rule of about 1.5 meter (apart) to reduce the chances of infection.
In her words, she heartily said:
“Thank you. I know it means making sacrifices, both personal and economic.
“I am very moved that so many people are obeying the rules. That’s how we show that we care for older people and the sick, for whom the virus is the most dangerous. In short, that’s how we save lives.
“The great aim is to gain time in the fight against the virus.”
As at press time, Germany had recorded 24,873 cases with 94 deaths and 266 fully recovered. World stats stands at 339,025 cases, 14, 697 deaths and 99, 019 recoveries.