French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for COVID-19

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The French presidency has announced President Emmanuel Macron has for coronavirus.

French President Emmanuel Macron has for -19, the French Presidency said on Thursday.

“The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for -19 today,” a said. The diagnosis made following a PCR test performed after he showed initial symptoms, though his symptoms were not listed.

Macron will self-isolate for seven days, according to the , but will “continue to work and care of his activities at a distance.”

In light of the diagnosis, Macron has canceled all of his upcoming trips, including a scheduled visit to Lebanon.

His office is also currently in the process of identifying those people with whom he may have been in contact. Macron attended a European Council heads of state on December 10 and 11.

for other politicians
Jean Castex will also self-isolate after coming into contact with Macron. Castex has not shown symptoms, but will no longer be going to the French Senate on Thursday to outline the government’ strategy to combat the virus, his office said in a .

Macron’ , Brigitte, has also entered but is showing no symptoms.

Spanish Pedro Sanchez has said he will self-isolate until December 24. He met with Macron on Monday of this week.

France has recorded over 2.4 million and 59,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.