Today, Thursday, the French Presidency announced that President Emmanuel Macron will be subject to health isolation after it was confirmed that he was infected with the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19).
The French presidency said in an official statement: “The President of the Republic was examined today and found to be infected with the Covid-19 virus.” And she continued, “The examination was carried out after the president had initial symptoms.”
The presidency said, “The president will isolate himself for a period of seven days and will continue his work and activities from a distance.”
On December 1, Macron announced the authorities’ intention to carry out a large-scale campaign to vaccinate citizens with first-generation vaccines against the emerging coronavirus, between April and June of next year.
“The first vaccination campaign will take place at the beginning of 2021, and a specific group (the elderly and those with fragile health) will benefit from it, as we will use first-generation vaccines,” Macron said in a joint press conference with the Belgian Prime Minister, Alexandre de Crewe at the Elysee Palace.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in France exceeded 2.4 million, while more than 59,000 people died from the disease.
It is reported that many countries are now racing to obtain vaccines against the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19), which has infected more than 74 million people around the world and resulted in the death of about one million and 600 thousand people.