French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19 and will self-isolate for the next week.
“The president tested positive for Covid-19 today,” the presidency said in a statement, adding that he had been tested after the “onset of the first symptoms”.
Macron will now, in accordance with national regulations in France, “self isolate for seven days. He will continue to work and carry out his activities remotely,” the statement said.
France earlier this week eased restrictions imposed to battle the second wave of the Covid-19 but infection rates remain high.