German health minister tests positive for COVID-19
Published: 02:20 PM, 22 October 2020 Updated: 02:44 PM, 22 October 2020
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday and placed himself into immediate isolation. So far he has only cold-like symptoms.
The country’s health ministry confirmed this on Wednesday.
The ministry said, “Jens Spahn had immediately gone into isolation and that so far he has developed cold-like symptoms.”
Spahn tweeted, “I am isolated at home and convalescing. I hope everyone I’ve been in contact with stays healthy. Let’s all watch out for each other!”
Chancellor Angela Merkel had wished him a swift recovery, a spokesman said.