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Kamis, 17 Desember 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for COVID-19 - Sydney Morning Herald

London: French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID.

A statement issued by the presidential palace on Thursday morning (Paris time) said the 42-year-old had been infected, but did not provide any further details.

Macron took a coronavirus test after developing symptoms and will self-isolate for at least seven days, in line with French government policy.

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19.

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19. Credit:AP

He joins British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Donald Trump and Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro as world leaders to test positive.

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French Prime Minister Jean Castex will also work in isolation due to his recent exposure to Macron.

France is battling a major second wave of the disease, which has exceeded the first in severity. The country’s official death toll stands at nearly 60,000.

Macron appeared in person at an event on Monday alongside European Council President Charles Michel, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary-General Angel GurrĂ­a and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

He also stood beside Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa at a press conference on Wednesday.

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