Tuesday, October 26, 2021
“Is he fine so far”
Ex-CSU boss Stoiber infected with corona
Double vaccinated and still infected: Ex-CSU boss Stoiber tested positive for the corona virus shortly after his 80th birthday. As a result, he developed mild symptoms.
Bavaria’s ex-Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber has been infected with the corona virus. The CSU politician is double vaccinated. “He is in quarantine at home and has very mild symptoms, but of course he stays at home for the time being,” said the 80-year-old’s spokesman.
Every now and then Stoiber has to cough, and he also has a runny nose. “He’s fine so far.” The day before, for example, Stoiber recorded a video laudation from home. The infection was found in a test on Saturday, the spokesman reported. “He’s double vaccinated with Astrazeneca, that’s the case of a breakthrough vaccination.” Stoiber now has to remain in quarantine until the end of next week, so far no one from his environment has been infected.
Where in turn Stoiber was infected is unclear. His spokesman said that he had several appointments with several participants. “You can no longer trace that in retrospect.” All those involved, like the health department, were informed.
On September 28, Stoiber was 80 years old. A few days later, the CSU honorary chairman was recognized for his life’s work by the heads of the CSU and CDU, Markus Söder and Armin Laschet. From 1974 to 2008 he was a member of the state parliament, CSU general secretary and state secretary under his mentor Franz Josef Strauss, interior minister, head of the state chancellery and prime minister for 14 years. In 2002 he was the second candidate for Union Chancellor of the CSU after Strauss in 1980 and – in view of the failed power struggle of Söder in April – also the last so far.