Artists in the war-torn city of Idlib in northern Syria have painted a mural celebrating the good health of Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel, after the leader tested negative for coronavirus on Monday.

The German chancellor went into quarantine at home last Sunday amid fears that she may have contracted Covid-19.

“Angela Merkel welcomed Syrians and refugees from all over the world. She is a good person and we wish her well,” Aziz Asmar, the artist who painted the mural with Anis Hamdoun, told The Independent.

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