German Health Minister Jens Spahn has contracted the coronavirus, his spokesman Hanno Kautz told reporters.
It is reported that the minister has so far only symptoms of a cold, he immediately went to home quarantine.
At the same time, on Monday, October 19, Spahn took part in a meeting of the cabinet of ministers, who, in theory, could also become infected. However, as reported by the Welt-TV channel, all ministers allegedly are not obliged to quarantine, because Spahn observed the rules of hygiene and was wearing a mask.
Meanwhile, the number of people infected with COVID-19 is on the rise in Germany. Specialists from the Robert Koch Institute and representatives of the German Ministry of Health warned that due to the arrival of cold weather and the traditional flu season, the rates of coronavirus disease will increase.