German Chancellor Olaf Scholz tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, as Deputy Spokesperson of the Federal Government Wolfgang Buchner said during press conference in Berlin on Monday.
Scholz has ‘mild cold symptoms’, according to the German government. After receiving the test results, Scholz was immediately isolated in the Chancellor’s flat at the Federal Chancellery.
All public events involving the Chancellor this week will be cancelled and held virtually.
Scholz returned Sunday from a two-day trip to the Gulf countries. Before the trip, he did a PCR test, which turned out to be negative. In addition to Scholz, Interior Minister Fazer was also infected.
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