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German leader in quarantine as guard contracts virus

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier isolating as precaution, test result still awaited, his office says

Mesut Zeyrek   | 17.10.2020
German leader in quarantine as guard contracts virus

COLOGNE, Germany

Germany’s president went into quarantine on Saturday after one of his bodyguards tested positive for COVID-19.

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been tested but the result is still awaited and he is isolating as a precaution, his office said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was also in quarantine for about two weeks in late March after coming into contact with an infected doctor.

She was tested thrice during that time, with all test results negative.

*Writing by Sena Guler

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