French president tests positive for CV-19

French president tests positive for CV-19

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19 after developing symptoms.

“The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today,” the Elysée said on Thursday morning. The diagnosis was made following a “test performed at the onset of the first symptoms”, the statement added.

He is the latest major world leader to become infected with the coronavirus after President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Johnson was gravely ill with the disease before recovering.