CHIEFS ISOLATE AFTER MACRON’S POSITIVE TEST
A host of European leaders and top French officials rushed into isolation on Thursday after President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for Covid-19, upending political agendas across the continent.
Macron, 42, was tested after the “onset of the first symptoms” and will now self isolate for seven days in accordance with national regulations, his office said in a statement.
“He will continue to work and carry out his activities remotely,” the statement said.
A source close to the presidency said that Macron had “probably been infected during an EU summit in Brussels” last week.
The French president spent 20 hours non stop with the leaders of the 26 other EU countries, including a night of negotiations.
Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain’s prime ministers, European Council president Charles Michel are isolating, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel has tested negative.