French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for Covid-19, his office said in statement Thursday.
Macron was tested after showing mild symptoms of the disease and will isolate for seven days and continue to work, the statement said. An official at Macron’s Elysee Palace declined to provide details on the circumstances of the infection or where the president will be isolating.
The president was due to travel to Lebanon next week. He met with the Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa for a working lunch on Wednesday.
France has switched from a strict lockdown to a curfew this week and will be easing restrictions further for the Christmas holidays.
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