March 19, 2020 / 7:12 AM / 14 days ago

German finance minister says his coronavirus test is negative

FILE PHOTO: German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz holds a news conference on tax revenues in Berlin, Germany, October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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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