French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, the French Presidency confirmed earlier today: “The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today. This diagnosis was made following a PCR test performed at the onset of the first symptoms.”
The details of how he contracted the disease is largely unknown, but he’s said to be stable. The presidency said he would isolate for the next seven days and would continue to run the country remotely. All official trips have been cancelled till further notice.
The presidency is assessing where he could have contracted the virus. Prime Minister Jean Castex will also self-isolate after coming into contact with Macron over the last few days, said Gerard Larcher, head of the Senate, the upper house of the French parliament.