rench President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for deadly virus [ Covid-19] on Thursday.
“The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today,” his office said in a statement. “This diagnosis was made following an PCR test performed at the onset of the first symptoms.”
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It said Macron would isolate himself for seven days. “He will continue to work and take care of his activities at a distance,” the statement read.
Earlier, in October, thousands of Muslims in countries around the world have held protests to vent their fury at France over its perceived animosity towards Islam.
Macron has become a target in several Muslim-majority countries for his recent comments about Islam.
Mr Macron has called Islam a religion “in crisis” and defended the right of a magazine to publish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.