President of France Emmanuel Macron has just tested positive for Covid-19.The president office, the Elysée Palace, said in a statement that 42-year-old took a test after symptoms appeared and will now isolate for seven days.
“The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron has been tested and diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today. This diagnosis was made following an PCR test performed at the onset of the first symptoms,” the Elysée said in a statement on Thursday morning.
A presidential palace official confirmed that Mr Macron “is still in charge” of running the country and will work remotely.
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An overnight curfew is in force in France to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that two million cases of Covid-19 infections have been confirmed in France. The virus has so far killed at least 59,400 people in France.