French president “Emmanuel Macron” tests positive for COVID-19

Emmanuel Macron, France’s president has tested positive for Coronavirus on Thursday December 17. 

Elysee Palace in a press release stated that, the President of the Republic has been diagnosed after he tested positive for Covid-19 today.

The statement did not give full details of the symptoms the French president was experiencing.

“In accordance with current health regulations applicable to all, the President of the Republic will isolate himself for 7 days. He continues to work and carry out his activities remotely.”

France has switched from a strict lockdown to a curfew this week and will be easing restrictions further for the Christmas holidays.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there have been two million confirmed cases in the country since the epidemic began, with more than 59,400 deaths.

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