French President Macron tests positive for COVID-19

Vastavam web: Macron, President of France, has tested positive for novel coronavirus on Thursday. “The president tested positive for COVID-19 today (Thursday),” the French presidency said in a statement. He had been tested after the “onset of the first symptoms,” the statement further mentioned. However, the brief statement did not symptoms. Complying with the national regulations in France, Macron will now “self isolate for seven day”. “He will continue to work and carry out his activities remotely,” it said.

French President will cancel all his forthcoming trips, including a scheduled visit to Lebanon, after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a French Presidency spokeswoman told. It was not immediately clear what contact tracing efforts were in progress. French Presidency added he was trying to assess where he could have contracted the virus. French Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed the news. Prime Minister Jean Castex will also self isolate after coming into contact with Macron over the last few days, said Gerard Larcher, head of the Senate, the upper house of the French parliament. France reported 17,615 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the biggest spike in COVID-19 count since 21 November. The country has been severely affected by coronavirus pandemic. It has registered 2,409,062 cases since the outbreak.