BChancellor Olaf Scholz tested positive for the corona virus on Monday. Government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit announced that he had mild cold symptoms and immediately went into isolation in the chancellor’s apartment in the Federal Chancellery. “The public appointments this week will be cancelled, the Chancellor wants to attend internal appointments and the scheduled meeting with the Prime Ministers of the federal states virtually.”
Scholz returned from a two-day trip to the Gulf States on Sunday. Before starting the trip, he had done a PCR test, which was negative. According to government sources, he tested negative again on Sunday.
And Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) has also been infected with the corona virus for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. She wrote on Twitter on Monday: “Now Corona got me too, for the first time. The virus remains insidious. Everyone take good care of yourselves this fall!” Faeser should have attended a joint meeting of the interior and justice ministers in Munich this Tuesday.