French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for COVID-19
- French President Emmanuel Macron, 42, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
- The presidential Elysée Palace said in a statement Thursday that Macron took a test as soon as he started to notice symptoms.
- He will now isolate for seven days, officials said.
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French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for the coronavirus, the presidential Elysée Palace announced Thursday.
In a statement, the palace said Macron, 42, took a test “as soon as the first symptoms appeared.” The palace didn not give further details on Macron’s condition.
Macron will now isolate for seven days, officials said.
“He will continue to work and take care of his activities at a distance,” the statement said.
Macron’s COVID-19 diagnosis comes two days after the country exited another coronavirus lockdown.
In a televised address Tuesday, Macron said that the country was past the peak of its latest surge in coronavirus cases and that most restrictions would be eased for the holidays so long as new daily infections stayed below 5,000, the BBC reported.
Europe is in the grips of a tough winter because of the coronavirus, but France appears to be tackling the virus comparatively well.
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