Selin ATAY-TDO- A press release from the Elysée Palace announced that President Emmanuel Macron had been given an RTPCR test after the first signs of coronavirus were observed, and the test came back positive "In accordance with the health advice applicable to everyone, the President of the Republic will self-isolate for seven days. He will continue to work and to carry out his activities remotely" the Elysée Palace has announced.
First Lady Brigitte Macron was in good health and the first lady would isolate herself for 1 Week as a precaution, the Elysée Palace has announced.
After Emmanuel Macron tested positive for Covid-19, many domestic and foreign politicians who met directly with him in recent days decided to isolate him as a precaution.
In a statement, the prime minister's office said that he and Prime Minister Jean Castex would isolate themselves because of their direct meeting with the President. Prime minister Jean Castex also had to cancel his presentation on the new vaccine strategy in the Senate due to the 7-day isolation. It was announced to the prime minister that the RTPCR test was performed and the test result was negative.
Last Tuesday, the French President had dinner with the heads of party groups in the National Assembly. Richard Ferrand, the Speaker of Parliament, announced he would be isolated for a week.
Spanish head of government Pedro Sanchez, who met with the French President on Saturday, announced he would isolate himself until December 24. European Council President Charles Michel, who met with the French President on December 14 after the European Union summit, also announced a decision to isolate as a precautionary measure. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who also met face-to-face with Macron on Wednesday, said he was waiting for the outcome of the test and would go into isolation.
The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, wished the French President get well soon. The German Chancellor's spokesman said Angela Merkel had sent Macron "urgent wishes of wellness." In a tweet, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was sorry to hear the news and wished Macron a speedy recovery.