French President Macron tests positive for the coronavirus after showing symptoms
Macron is the latest world leader to test positive for the virus, including President Trump, Britain’s Boris Johnson and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro. All have recovered.
The French president’s itinerary in the last week has seen him interact with multiple heads of state, at least one of whom, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, is now self-isolating after dining with Macron on Monday at the Élysée Palace in Paris. French Prime Minister Jean Castex, who has also been in contact with Macron, said he would also be self-isolating, Agence France-Presse reported.
But Macron also met in person with the leaders of 24 E.U. countries on Thursday and Friday last week at a summit in Brussels. (Two leaders were absent: Croatia’s was sick with covid-19, and Estonia’s was quarantining.) Ahead of the summit, some diplomats were concerned about the health risks of an in-person meeting. An E.U. spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a question about whether the leaders who were present would now quarantine.
French authorities have informed the European Union …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]