French president Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus

France’s president Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, according to the French Presidency.

It is understood the French president will now isolate but will continue to work and carry out his activities remotely.

The brief announcement did not include details about Mr Macron’s symptoms.

Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus

Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus

More as we have it.

France's President Emmanuel Macron (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
France's President Emmanuel Macron (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.

 0 comments

Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.