French president's wife tested positive for COVID-19 in late December: Reports

French president's wife tested positive for COVID-19 in late December: Reports

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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron on Nov 26, 2020 in the courtyard of the Invalides monument in Paris. (Photo: AP/Michel Euler, Pool)

PARIS: The wife of French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for COVID-19 towards the end of December but resumed normal activities after a second test proved negative, French radios Europe 1 and France Info reported on Saturday (Jan 9). 

Europe 1 said Brigitte Macron tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec 24. 

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It said she presented no major symptoms and then had two further tests on Dec 30 and Dec 31 which proved negative.

President Macron himself tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec 17, and was in self-isolation until a subsequent test on Dec 24 showed he no longer had COVID-19 symptoms.

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