The Elysee Palace mentioned Macron, 42, was identified after he was examined “on the onset of the primary signs.”

“In accordance with present well being laws relevant to all, the President of the Republic will isolate himself for 7 days. He continues to work and perform his actions remotely,” the assertion added.

French first woman Brigitte Macron, 67, has protectively gone into quarantine however has “offered no signs,” her workplace instructed French media. Prime Minister Jean Castex has additionally gone into quarantine, and Macron’s deliberate journey to Lebanon subsequent week has been canceled.

The French President had conferences with quite a few different prime European leaders in current days, a number of of whom introduced they might quarantine within the wake of Macron’s analysis.

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and European Council President Charles Michel mentioned they might go into quarantine as a precautionary measure.

French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace on Wednesday with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who is now in quarantine.
Macron at the Elysee on Tuesday with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who is also quarantining as a precaution.

This is what we learn about Macron’s actions in current days:

  • On Wednesday, he met Portuguese Prime Minister Costa for lunch, and attended a cupboard assembly, in keeping with the Elysee Palace.
  • On Tuesday, Macron met with numerous individuals together with the president of the Worldwide Committee of the Purple Cross, Peter Maurer.
  • On Monday, he attended a working lunch on the Elysee marking the 60th anniversary of the Organisation for Financial Co-operation and Improvement, the place he met with Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez, European Council President Michel and OECD Secretary Common Angel Gurria.
  • Macron was additionally on the European Council in Brussels final Thursday and Friday, which was attended by 25 of the 27 EU leaders (two had been absent for Covid-related causes).

An EU official within the European Council, who just isn’t licensed to talk on the document about protocol measures, instructed CNN that “all sanitary measures had been noticed, and we now have not been knowledgeable of every other participant or employees current in the course of the summit who examined constructive.”

Michel, Macron, Gurria, Sanchez, and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay at the OECD headquarters in Paris on Monday.

Spain’s overseas ministry mentioned Sanchez would instantly take a take a look at and quarantine for every week. He despatched his “finest needs” to Macron in a tweet. A European Fee spokesman mentioned Michel would go into quarantine “as a precaution,” however famous that Michel had examined detrimental as not too long ago as Tuesday.

Irish premier Micheál Martin “is limiting his actions” and getting a coronavirus take a look at after attending the European Council assembly in Brussels with Macron final week, public broadcaster RTE reported.

Macron is the newest main world chief to check constructive for the novel coronavirus. US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, key French allies, had been each hospitalized after contracting the virus earlier within the pandemic.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Charles Michel (center) and Macron at the EU Leaders Summit in Brussels on Friday, December 11.

“Sorry to listen to my buddy @EmmanuelMacron has examined constructive for coronavirus. We’re all wishing you a speedy restoration,” Johnson tweeted Thursday.

European Fee President Ursula Von Der Leyen wished Macron “a fast restoration.”

France has been in a lockdown since early November. It was on account of be lifted this week, however this has been delayed as new circumstances stay nicely above the goal of 5,000 per day that Macron had set as a precondition to lifting the restrictions.

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France on Wednesday reported 17,615 new coronavirus circumstances, its highest determine since November 21, bringing it to greater than 2.four million infections for the reason that begin of the pandemic. The nation additionally reported 289 deaths Wednesday, taking it to a complete of 59,361 Covid-19 fatalities.

French tv confirmed footage of artists and cultural staff protesting all through the nation on Tuesday after theaters, museums, and cinemas didn’t reopen as deliberate. They’ll as an alternative stay closed for 3 further weeks, Castex mentioned.

The curfew hours of 9 p.m. to six a.m. had been additionally prolonged on Tuesday from eight p.m. to six a.m. Nonetheless, French residents will not want certificates to depart their properties, Castex mentioned. They will even be allowed to journey to different areas. Eating places and cafés are nonetheless scheduled to reopen on January 20, 2021.

CNN’s James Frater, Saska Vandoorne and Gaëlle Fournier contributed reporting.


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