- French President Emmanuel Macron, 42, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
- The primary school’s Élysée Palace said in a statement Thursday that Macron took a test as soon as he began to notice symptoms.
- He will now be alone for seven days, officials said.
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French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for the coronavirus, Élysée Palace primary school announced Thursday.
In a statement, the palace said Macron, 42, conducted a test “as soon as the first symptoms appeared.” The palace did not provide further information about Macron’s condition.
Macron will now be alone for seven days, officials said.
“He will continue to work and pay close attention to his actions,” the statement said.
Macron COVID-19 diagnosis comes two days after the country abolished another coronavirus blockade.
In a televised speech Tuesday, Macron said the country was past the peak of the latest rise in coronavirus cases and most of the restrictions would be lifted for the holidays while new daily infections would remain below 5,000, the BBC said.
Europe is in a severe winter due to the coronavirus, but France seems to be dealing with the virus to a large extent.
According to data released Monday by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the 14-day infection rate in France was 236.3 new cases per 100,000 people. For comparison, that number in the UK was 348.3, in Germany it was 341.1, and in Croatia it was 1,208.8.
France, which was hit hard at the start of the pandemic, remains among the top five countries to report the most complete cases.
Now that the country’s latest closure has come to an end, French citizens are allowed to travel and can meet indoors in groups of up to six, according to Sky News.
At the same time, Germany this week entered into its own new lockout that will last the Christmas and New Year holidays, and Switzerland imposed a new curfew to address emerging issues. rise.
The UK government is also opposed to criticism for allowing multiple families to meet for Christmas, despite growing diseases and deaths.
Macron is the world’s newest leader for a positive test for the coronavirus, following US President Donald Trump in October, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in July, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in April.