The head of the republic passed the test by polymerase chain reaction with reverse transcription, and the result was positive. As specified, Macron will go to a seven-day quarantine but will continue to work and perform his duties remotely. All his upcoming trips, including a visit to Lebanon, will be postponed.
According to the BFMTV channel, Macron’s wife Brigitte, Prime Minister Jean Castex, and the National Assembly head, Richard Ferrand, will also leave for self-isolation. Castex tested negative.
Earlier, several members of the French government, including Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, were ill with COVID-19. Among the world leaders, US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and Prince Monaco Albert II faced the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.