French President Emmanuel Macron exams constructive for Covid

French President Emmanuel Macron, wearing a protective face mask, watches as he makes a statement alongside Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas after his meeting at the Elysee Palace on October 28, 2020 in Paris, France.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement by the French Presidency.

“This diagnosis was made after an RTPCR test that was performed as soon as the symptoms first appeared,” Macron’s office said Thursday. The brief statement gave no further details about the symptoms the President had experienced.

“In accordance with health directives that apply to everyone, the President of the Republic will isolate himself for 7 days.”

Macron will continue to work remotely, the statement added.

To date, more than 2.4 million people have become infected with the coronavirus in France, with 59,472 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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