Emmanuel Macron, the French president, tested positive for Covid-19, the Elysee Palace said in a press release on Thursday 17 December.
“The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today,” the statement said.
It said the president was hospitalized “at the onset of the first symptoms.” after he was checked.
The short statement did not provide specifics of the symptoms encountered by the French president.
“In accordance with current health regulations applicable to all the President of the Republic will isolate himself for 7 days. He continues to work and carry out his activities remotely.”
This week, France has moved from a strict lockout to a curfew and will further relax restrictions for the Christmas holidays.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there have been two million confirmed cases in the nation since the epidemic started, with more than 59,400 deaths.