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French President Emmanuel Macron Tests Positive To Covid-19


On December 17, French President Emmanuel Macron's Office said that Mr. Macron had just tested positive for Covid-19.

Elysée Palace said President Macron was tested for Covid-19 after the appearance of initial symptoms. In the short term, he will be isolated for seven days but will continue to work and handle work remotely.

According to Bloomberg, the Elysée Palace representative declined to provide details on the contagious circumstances or where the president would be quarantined.

President Macron is the most recent world leader with Covid-19. Before that, US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Head of EU's post-Brexit trade negotiations Michel Barnier, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, Minister French Finance Bruno Lemaire ... became a Covid-19 patient.

According to the plan, President Macron will travel to Lebanon next week. Before that, he met and had lunch with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on December 16. Sky News  said 9 days ago, President Macron received Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a state visit to Paris lasting two days.

In order to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic from spreading, the French issued a curfew lasting from 8:00 am to 6:00 am, starting from December 15 and expected to last until the end of January next year. First offenders are fined 135 euros (nearly 4 million dong), re-offenders can be fined 3,750 euros and imprisoned for 6 months.

To date, according to Worldometers website, more than 59,300 people died and more than 2.4 million cases were infected in France. Particularly on December 16, France recorded more than 17,000 new cases, this number made many people worried.

Like other European Union (EU) countries, France is hoping for the Covid-19 vaccine. Prime Minister Jean Castex on December 16 announced that the country would receive about 1.16 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this year and vaccination could start from the last week of December. In 2021, France will receive 677,000 additional doses of the vaccine and 1.6 million doses by February.


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