France’s Élysée Palace says President Emmanuel Macron has examined optimistic for COVID-19.

It stated the president took a take a look at “as quickly as the primary signs appeared.” The transient assertion didn’t say what signs Macron skilled.

It stated he would isolate himself for seven days. “He’ll proceed to work and deal with his actions at a distance,” it added.

It was not instantly clear what contact tracing efforts have been in progress. Macron attended a European Union summit on the finish of final week, the place he notably had a bilateral assembly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He met on Wednesday with the prime minister of Portugal. There was no instant remark from Portuguese officers.

Macron on Wednesday additionally held the federal government’s weekly cupboard assembly within the presence of Prime Minister Jean Castex and different ministers. Castex’s workplace stated that the prime minister can also be self-isolating for seven days.

Political occasion chiefs from the Senate and France’s decrease home of parliament, the Nationwide Meeting, have been additionally in isolation as that they had a lunch with Macron earlier this week.

The French presidency confirmed that Macron’s journey to Lebanon scheduled for subsequent week is being cancelled.

Macron is the most recent world chief to check optimistic for COVID-19, becoming a member of a rising checklist of others simply as inoculation drives in opposition to the sickness are starting in a lot of nations.

U.S President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, are among the many world leaders and outstanding politicians who’ve contracted the illness brought on by the novel coronavirus.

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