COVID-19: French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive

French President Emmanuel Macron was tested positive for Covid-19 on December 17, 2020, according to the presidency. 

After being tested positive for the deadly virus, the President immediately planned to go into self-imposed isolation next week.  

“The president tested positive for Covid-19 today,” the presidency said in its latest statement. 

According to the regulations, President Macron will now spend the next seven days in self-imposed isolation. 

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“self isolate for seven days. He will continue to work and carry out his activities remotely,” the statement said.

Besides French President Macron, many other heads of ruling governments, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump, have also been found positive for this deadly virus. 

Earlier this week, the government announced introduced some relaxation in the restrictions prepared to combat the second wave of COVID-19.  
To curb the spread of the virus, night curfews are imposed from 8 pm everywhere in the country. The restaurant, cafés, cinemas, and theatres are still not allowed to open. 

Since the start of the Pandemic, the COVID-19 has claimed the lives of over 59,300 people in France.