March 19, 2020 / 7:08 AM / 20 days ago

German finance minister says his coronavirus test is negative

German Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz speaks during a plenum session at the lower house of parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz’s test for the coronavirus came back negative, he said on Thursday.

Scholz added in a tweet that his cold was subsiding slowly and that he would join discussions at Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office on Thursday.

“The #corona crisis is challenging us all - together we can weather it. Our country can do it,” Scholz added.

Reporting by Thomas Seythal; Editing by Paul Carrel

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