Macron Experiencing ‘Mild’ Covid-19 Symptoms

Date: 2020-12-17 20:03:08

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Wearing a white medical mask, French President Emmanuel Macron has made a planned speech by videoconference on, hours after he tested positive for COVID-19 following a week in which he met with numerous European leaders.

“I committed myself to this almost a year ago when we discussed the situation in Syria that I will take part in this national aid conference today,” he said at the opening of a Foreign Ministry meeting.

The French and Spanish prime ministers and EU Council president are among many top officials self-isolating because they had recent contact with Macron.

Macron’s office said Thursday the president took a test “as soon as the first symptoms appeared.”

The brief statement did not say what symptoms Macron experienced. Macron attended an EU summit with other European leaders last week. His wife, Brigitte Macron, tested negative on Thursday.

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