Emmanuel Macron tested positive for Covid-19, the Elysee Palace announced on Thursday, December 17th. The President of the Republic will be in isolation for seven days.
The head of state will “isolate himself for seven days” but “continue to work and remotely perform his activities” following the diagnosis made by “RT-PCR tests, which are carried out as soon as symptoms appear”.
added the presidency in a press release. A loyal Emmanuel Macron wants to reassure himself about his health. “He’s not depressed, he’s fine and has only mild symptoms. He’s still working. He even arranged far-sighting this morning,” the source said.
Brigitte Macron, a contact case that “showed no symptoms” was also isolated. She tested negative for Covid-19 on Tuesday, December 15, following a test result before visiting a children’s ward at Saint Louis Hospital in Paris.
Richard Ferrand, the President of the Modem, François Bayrou, the Delegate General of the LRM, Stanislas Guerini, the political advisers to Emmanuel Macron,
Thierry Solère and Stéphane Séjourné were present. , the president of the LRM group in the National Assembly, Christophe Castaner, that of the modem group, Patrick Mignola, and the general secretary of the Elysium, Alexis Kohler.
“The distancing rules were followed,” said one participant, who assured that the head of state showed “no” symptoms at the time. Those present, however, are not seen as cases of contact, he assures from the head of state, “because there was distance and masks between the courts”. “Except maybe the neighbors at the table,” says one advisor.
Negative test for Jean Castex, who remains isolated
Emmanuel Macron and Jean Castex also saw each other face to face with coffee on Tuesday night. For this reason, the head of government was considered the liaison. The PCR test was performed on Thursday morning and was negative. However, the Prime Minister must be separated seven days after the last contact with Emmanuel Macron in accordance with the Health Protocol.
‘His schedule is going to be adjusted so that he can work away for the next seven days,” Matignon said. That’s why the head of government refused to present a vaccine strategy plan to the Senate on Thursday morning – Health Minister Olivier Véran gave a speech on the spot. He said he had a “special idea” about the president of the republic.
Council of Ministers at video conference
The president of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, is also seen as a contact case and has also placed himself in isolation. Some presidents of political groups, such as Valérie Rabault (PS) or Olivier Becht (Agir Ensemble), who, like the president of the National Assembly, ate with the head of state on Tuesday, canceled their meetings or were isolated, parliamentary sources said. Elysee General Secretary Alexis Kohler is also in contact with Macron and needs to isolate himself, said Elysee.
Ministers who have personally visited the Defense Council or the Council of Ministers “are not considered as contact persons because they wore masks and were at a distance,” said an executive adviser. The last Council of Ministers of the year, scheduled for Monday, December 21, will take place by video conference.
Contact case for the head of the Spanish government Macron
The Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa also put himself into “administrative separation” after talks with Macron on Wednesday. He did a Covid-19 test on Thursday morning.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was also affected by the coronavirus in April, wished Emmanuel Macron a speedy recovery on Thursday