(CMR) French President, Emmanuel Macron, is to self-isolate for seven days, after it was confirmed on Thursday (December 17) that he tested positive for COVID-19.
Elysée Palace in a statement said that while it was unclear where Macron contracted the virus, he will continue to perform his duties while working remotely.
“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,” read the statement.
The statement further revealed that 42-year-old Macron was diagnosed after he was tested “at the onset of the first symptoms.”
The French president's wife, Brigitte Macron, is also self-isolating but has no symptoms.
Following Macron's diagnosis several other European leaders, including the Spanish PM have gone into self isolation as they had recently been in contact with the French president at an EU summit.