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Merkel Returns to Work Virus-Free After 12-Day Quarantine

  • German leader tested negative for coronavirus several times
  • Merkel self-isolated after doctor contracted the virus
Angela Merkel gives a statement on the spread of coronavirus on March 22.

Angela Merkel gives a statement on the spread of coronavirus on March 22.

Photographer: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel returned to her office on Friday, ending a 12-day, self-enforced quarantine after at least three tests showed that she was free of the coronavirus.