Merkel is well, awaiting coronavirus test result - spokesman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel statement on the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is awaiting the result of a test to establish whether she has coronavirus after visiting a doctor who has tested positive for the illness, her spokesman said on Monday.

"The chancellor is well," Steffen Seibert said during a regular government news conference. He declined to say when the test results are expected. Merkel went into quarantine on Sunday.


(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michelle Martin)