For Covid-19, Emmanuel Macron has tested positive.
Since experiencing symptoms, the French president is the first world leader to be diagnosed with the illness.
In a statement Thursday, the Elysée Palace confirmed the diagnosis, saying the president will isolate himself for seven days and “continue to work and carry out his activities remotely.”
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The 42-year-old is “still in charge” the leadership of the nation, an official source said.
Sky News reports that Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s Prime Minister, has abandoned his public activities and is isolating himself.
The news comes just as a nighttime curfew was imposed by France to curb increasing case numbers in the region.
According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been two million confirmed cases and over 59,400 deaths since the pandemic started.