The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, “no longer shows symptoms of COVID-19”, so he can abandon the isolation that began last Thursday, when a contagion was confirmed that also led to preventive quarantines of other leaders such as the Spanish Pedro Sánchez or the Portuguese António Costa.
The Elysee has reported on Macron’s evolution in a new statement in which he explained that the health protocol establishes seven days of quarantine. During this time, the president has continued working and “will continue in the same way in the next few hours and days.”
Macron has taken the opportunity to remember, “a few hours before Christmas”, the importance of taking extreme precautions both in homes and outdoors to avoid infections, from limiting contacts and wearing a mask to ventilating closed places well.
The French Ministry of Health confirmed on Wednesday almost 15,000 new infections of COVID-19 in 24 hours, which raises the global count above 2.5 million. Almost 62,000 people have lost their lives in France since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.