Emmanuel Macron positive for Covid-19. The President tested positive for covid-19 on the morning of December 17, announced the Élysée. After the diagnosis made by “RT-PCR tests performed as soon as the first symptoms appear“, The head of state “isolate himself for seven days” But “will continue to work and carry out activities remotely“, adds the presidency in a press release.
His trips, including his trip to Lebanon scheduled for December 22 and 23, are therefore canceled.
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Jean Castex, contact case
Prime Minister Jean Castex, contact case of the Head of State, is positioned accordingly “in isolation, although he has no symptoms of the disease“, announced Matignon.
He will therefore not go to the Senate where he was to present the government’s vaccination strategy today, as the day before in the Assembly.
Brigitte Macron in isolation
Same protocol for Brigitte Macron, contact case of her husband, but who “has no symptoms“, specified her office. She had also tested negative for covid-19 on Tuesday, December 15 before visiting a pediatric ward at Saint-Louis hospital in Paris.
The president of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand (LREM), also a “contact case” of Emmanuel Macron, is also isolated. Some presidents of political groups like Valérie Rabault (PS) or Olivier Becht (Agir ensemble) who, like Richard Ferrand, had lunch on Tuesday, December 15 with the head of state, canceled their meetings or isolated themselves, said to AFP parliamentary sources.