The workplace of Emmanuel Macron says on Thursday the French President has examined constructive for coronavirus. A contact tracing effort is now underneath method throughout Europe, after a sequence of current conferences between Macron and EU heads of presidency.
“Macron joined all however two of the European Union’s 27 leaders at a summit in Brussels late final week to debate local weather change, the EU price range and Turkey, studies Reuters, and now these politicians are being examined and monitored:
Macron, 42, was working the nation remotely after going into quarantine within the Elysee Palace, the presidency mentioned. His spouse Brigitte was additionally self-isolating.
“This prognosis was made following a PCR check carried out on the onset of the primary signs,” Macron’s workplace mentioned, declining to provide additional particulars of his situations or the signs he had.
Macron will cancel all upcoming journeys together with a Dec. 22 go to to Lebanon the place the French president has led worldwide efforts to resolve a deep-rooted political disaster.
Macron tests positive for COVID-19, forcing leaders to self isolate [Reuters, reporting by Elizabeth Pineau, Michel Rose]