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French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid

French President Emmanuel Macron wearing a protective face mask looks on as he makes a statement next to Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas following their meeting at the Elysee Palace on October 28, 2020 in Paris, France.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement from the French Presidency.

“This diagnosis was established following an RTPCR test performed as soon as the first symptoms appeared,” Macron’s office said in a statement on Thursday.

“In accordance with the health instructions in force applicable to all, the President of the Republic will isolate himself for 7 days.”

Macron will continue to work remotely, the statement added.

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