Status: 07.09.2021 07:33 a.m.
Yesterday evening, Minister of Economic Affairs Altmaier was taken to a hospital with an emergency doctor. Now he has spoken out: he is doing “very well”, the hospital stay was a “precautionary measure”.
According to his own statement, Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier is “doing very well again”. Altmaier wrote in a tweet: “After a busy day, my admission to the hospital was a precautionary measure. However, the examinations so far have not confirmed the concerns of my employees.”
Altmaier was brought to a Berlin hospital with an emergency doctor yesterday evening, according to information from the dpa news agency. Altmaier had attended a dinner of the Bundestag Economic Committee in a Berlin hotel.
Altmaier is running again for the Bundestag
He thanked him “for the many good wishes that touched me very much”. The 63-year-old has been Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy since March 2018. He is a close confidante of Chancellor Angela Merkel and was previously head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Environment Minister.
Altmaier has completed numerous appointments in the election campaign in the past few days and weeks. He will run again in the constituency of Saarlouis in Saarland. Altmaier has been a member of the German Bundestag since 1994. On Monday morning Altmaier took part in an event organized by the Federation of German Industry in Berlin and gave a speech.