Dialling in from her Berlin flat, Merkel, 65, led a cabinet meeting that decided on a major rescue package for virus-stricken companies and employees in Europe’s top economy.”She was tested today and now we are waiting for the results, and we’ll see what comes out of that,” Seibert said, adding that any next steps would be guided by advice from doctors and Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) disease control agency.Seibert thanked everyone on Merkel’s behalf for “the many, many well wishes and messages for the chancellor to stay healthy”.The spokesman declined to say whether Merkel’s chemistry professor husband Joachim Sauer was quarantining with her, saying he would not share information about family members. Angela Merkel is “doing well” in self-imposed quarantine and awaiting the results of her coronavirus test, her spokesman said Monday, as the veteran chancellor joined millions of Germans in working from home.Merkel decided to self-isolate as a precaution after learning on Sunday that a doctor who vaccinated her last Friday was infected with the novel coronavirus.”The chancellor is doing well,” her spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters. Asked if he himself, as a close Merkel staffer, should self-isolate, Seibert said he last met with the chancellor on Sunday afternoon but had stuck to the advice of keeping a safe physical distance from people.News that Merkel was going into quarantine came shortly after she gave a press conference in Berlin where she showed no symptoms of ill health.She used the press conference to announce fresh curbs on social interactions to contain a pandemic that has infected over 22,600 people in Germany and killed 86.The latest measures include a ban on gatherings of more than two people, on top of last week’s closures of schools, non-essential shops, bars and restaurants.The head of the RKI, Lothar Wieler, on Monday said he was “optimistic” that the restrictions were paying off, noting that the outbreak’s “exponential growth curve had started to flatten a bit”.He expected to have a clearer view of the trend by Wednesday.Topics :
Bargain of the Week is in Harristown, ToowoombaMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoHarristown has a population of 8,491, sitting only four kilometres south west of the Toowoomba CBD.Officially named in 1981, believed to be in honour of a Brisbane businessman, George Harris, the estate first opened in 1902 with the local school starting in 1911.If a life in the ranges sounds appealing, then Harristown might just be the suburb for you.Here are three more homes on the market for under $250,000. 35 Justin Street is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom beauty on the market for $249,000 with updates already started.Sitting on a generous fully fenced 642sq m block the home is open for inspection tomorrow from 9:30am to 10am.If low maintenance townhouse living appeals then 2/1 Zimmerle Street might be more your style.The two-bedroom, two-toilet, air-conditioned home has reasonable body corporate fees, is within walking distance to local shops and is on the market for offers over $249,900.Or maybe you would prefer a three-bedroom unit for $239,000 at 5/343 West Street.The unit is at the rear of the complex for added privacy and boasts a roomy kitchen with breakfast bar and views of the yard. This week’s Bargain Buy is in Harristown, Toowoomba where this three-bedroom home sold for $249,000.PICTURESQUE Toowoomba is hiding some bargain buys with three-bedroom homes for under $250,000, brilliant for the first-home buyer or investor.This home at 11 Talbot Street in Harristown sold on Monday for $249,000, only a short stroll from the local school.Close to shops and parks the original family home with tandem carport, set on 506sq m is in a suburb where the median three-bedroom house price is $309,000, renting for $295.