France’s President Emmanuel Macron has examined optimistic for coronavirus, the Élysée Palace mentioned.
He’ll now self-isolate for seven days however proceed to work and perform his actions remotely.
The Élysée Palace, the president’s official residence, mentioned Macron was examined after exhibiting early signs of the illness.
“The president has examined optimistic for Covid-19 in the present day. This analysis was established after he did a PCR take a look at following the looks of signs,” the palace mentioned in a 17 December assertion.
“The president will self-isolate for seven days in step with the well being tips relevant to all. He’ll proceed working from self-isolation.”
Macron had held conferences with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a three-day state go to between 6 and 9 December, together with different Egyptian officers.
The workplace of Jean Castex, France’s prime minister, mentioned that he would additionally start working from isolation due to his latest proximity with Macron, in accordance with French publication Le Monde.
Macron’s analysis comes as France imposed a six-week curfew earlier this week, in a bid to halt a steep rise in coronavirus instances.
It was one of many first European nations to impose a second nationwide lockdown in October, which formally ended on 15 December.
France reported 85,408 new instances of coronavirus is the previous week, in accordance with information from Johns Hopkins. The nation has now reported nearly 2.5 million instances because the pandemic started, and greater than 59,000 deaths.
Beneath the brand new guidelines, persons are not permitted to depart their houses between the hours of 8pm and 6am until they carry an exemption certificates, together with on New Yr’s Eve. An exception will probably be made on Christmas Eve as a part of the celebrations.
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