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France's Macron has tested positive for COVID-19

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, the presidential Elysee Palace announced on Thursday.

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, the presidential Elysee Palace announced on Thursday. (AP photo)

(Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, the French Presidency said on Thursday.

"The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today," his office said in a statement. "This diagnosis was made following an PCR test performed at the onset of the first symptoms."

The presidency said he would isolate for the next seven days.


Updated : 2021-01-27 22:47 GMT+08:00