French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID after experiencing symptoms.
A statement from the Elysee Palace said,
“The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today… at the onset of the first symptoms.”
In accordance with current health regulations applicable to all, the President of the Republic will isolate himself for 7 days. He continues to work and carry out his activities remotely.”
Macron had a busy week in the days leading up to his positive test. On Wednesday, he met Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa for lunch, and attended a cabinet meeting.
On Tuesday, Macron met with various people including the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer.
On Wednesday France reported 17,615 new cases and 289 deaths, bringing the country to more than 2.4 million infections and nearly 60,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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