French President Emmanuel Macron Checks Optimistic For Covid-19 – .
French President Emmanuel Macron is the youngest high-profile figure to test positive for Covid-19, reports AP.
The prime minister has shown symptoms and will now isolate for seven days, according to a statement from his official budget. He will continue to be in charge of the country and work remotely.
France has looked at increasing cases of the virus, with 12,000 new infections being registered daily. In response, the government announced that it would introduce mass testing and put a curfew between mid-6 p.m. and 8 a.m. through mid-January.
Museums, theaters and cinemas as well as other leisure facilities such as restaurants and bars will be closed until at least January.
In total, France has recorded two million coronavirus cases and nearly 60,000 deaths, making it one of the hardest-hit European nations.
Macron caught the virus along with other world leaders including outgoing President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Johnson was hospitalized with the illness and even spent time in intensive care before recovering.