Macron examined constructive for Covid-19 on Thursday and went into quarantine on the presidential retreat La Lanterne in Versailles. The quarantine will final for seven days, according to nationwide well being authorities’ suggestions.
“The well being situation of the president stays steady,” an official on the French presidency informed Reuters on Tuesday.
Macron mentioned in a video on Friday that he was doing effectively however acknowledged that he needed to decelerate his actions as a result of ongoing signs.
The Elysee Palace mentioned subsequent day that some Covid-19 signs “under no circumstances stop him from finishing up his duties.”
British PM Boris Johnson spoke with Macron on Monday by telephone because the French president turned 43. “It’s his birthday by the way in which, however we vowed to stay off Brexit,” Johnson mentioned.
They as a substitute mentioned freight actions throughout the English Channel after the French ban on hauliers getting into from the UK. “It was a wonderful dialog with the French president. He mentioned he was eager to kind it out within the subsequent few hours,” Johnson defined.
In the meantime, many different political leaders in Europe needed to self-isolate after Macron examined constructive. The French president might need been contaminated at a latest EU summit in Brussels, the French well being minister mentioned, however Macron additionally had conferences in Paris. Portuguese PM António Costa, who had lunch with Macron on Wednesday final week, will stay in self-isolation past Christmas.
Macron declared a softer lockdown in France in October, and it was relaxed barely final week, however eating places and vacationer websites are nonetheless closed.
The nation reported 2,479,151 confirmed coronavirus instances and 60,900 deaths as of Tuesday.
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