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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ended her self-quarantine and returned to the chancellery on Friday after testing negative for COVID-19 several times, according to Reuters.

Merkel had been quarantined and working from home after she was informed that the doctor who gave her a pneumococcal vaccination was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Germany has reported a total of 84,794 COVID-19 cases with 1,107 deaths on Friday, according to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University.