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France President Emmanuel Macron Tests Positive For COVID-19

  • France President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for Covid-19 today, officials said in a statement, adding that he had been tested after the “onset of the first symptoms”.

Paris, France: France ‘s President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, with the presidency stating that he will now be self-segregated for next week.
“The president today tested positive for Covid-19,” said in a statement, noting that he was tested after “the onset of the first symptoms.”

Macron now, according to national regulations, “will be isolated for 7 days. He can still work and continue his activities remotely.”

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The French President is one of several heads of state and government around the world who have contracted Covid-19, including British PM Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump.

Earlier France relaxed the restrictions obligatory to fight the second wave of Coronavirus however the infection rate remains high.

There is still a curfew across the country from 8 o’clock at night to prevent the spread of the virus while restaurants and cafes and theaters remain closed.

According to official figures, more than 59,300 people have died in France since the onset of the pandemic.

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Recordings of over 17,000 new cases on Wednesday alone have also troubled people as people shop and travel more intensely before the Christmas holidays.

Like other EU states, France is putting its hopes on a vaccine to calm the virus and PM Jean Castex said the country would receive about 1.16 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of the year.