Germany’s Angela Merkel renews health concerns with second shaking incident

Germany's Merkel seen shaking again in Berlin

Germany’s Merkel seen shaking again in Berlin

Angela Merkel’s has again been seen shaking at a public appointment, after a previous incident was attributed to heat and dehydration. Germany is in the midst of a heat wave that has seen temperatures soar in Berlin.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking for a second time in just over a week — renewing concerns about her health.

Merkel appeared to clasp her arms to keep still for about two minutes on Thursday as she stood alongside German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during an indoor event with the new justice minister.

The 64-year-old rejected a glass of water she was offered and appeared all right when she arrived in parliament about 30 minutes later.

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Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert told news agency dpa that she would be leaving as scheduled later Thursday for the annual G20 summit in Japan.

“Everything is taking place as planned. The chancellor is well,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert said.

On June 18, Merkel’s whole body shook as she stood outside in hot weather alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.


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