Emmanuel Macron: French President Tests Positive For COVID-19

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19 after developing symptoms.

The 42 year old will now self-isolate for seven days, the Elysée Palace said in a statement.

Mr Macron “is still in charge” of running the country and will work remotely, said an official.

EU chief Charles Michel and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez are both self-isolating after coming into contact with Mr Macron on Monday.

France this week imposed an overnight curfew to help deal with soaring cases there.

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


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