Germany banned the public meetings of more than two people to curb coronavirus outbreak. (Photo Credit: PTI File)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday decided to quarantine herself at her residence after being treated by a doctor, who tested positive for the coronavirus, Government Spokesperson said.
“The Chancellor has decided to quarantine herself at home. She will be tested regularly in the coming days... (and) fulfil her official business from home,” news agency AFP quotes Steffen Seibert, government spokesperson of Germany, as saying in a statement.
In its slew of measures against coronavirus outbreak, Germany has banned the public meetings of more than two people, the premier of North Rhine-Westphalia state has announced.
Earlier, Merkel cited an expert to say that up to 70 per cent of the German population could be infected by the new coronavirus as she insists on the necessity of measures to slow its spread.
"You have to understand that if the virus is there, and the population has no immunity yet to this virus, there are no vaccines and no therapy so far, a high percentage, experts say 60 to 70% -- of the population will be infected”, Merkel had said at a news conference in Berlin.
(With inputs from Agencies)