France's Brigitte Macron self-isolates after contact with Covid-19 case

France’s first lady Brigitte Macron

France’s first lady Brigitte Macron will self-isolate for a week after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

President Emmanuel Macron’s wife, 67, doesn’t have any symptoms but she will self-isolate for seven days, her staff told Agence France Presse in a statement on Monday.

“Brigitte Macron has been in contact on Thursday October 15 with someone tested positive for COVID-19 this Monday October 19, and showing symptoms of the disease,” said the statement.

France is one of Europe’s worst-hit countries by the pandemic. Last week, the French president announced a curfew in major urban centers between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.


'In accordance with health authorities' recommendations, she will self-isolate for seven days. Brigitte Macron has no symptoms of the disease at this stage.' 

On Friday night, at 9pm, a  strict 9pm curfew came into force across France's largest cities with millions of people heading out to enjoy their last night of freedom.

Brigitte Macron

The State of Emergency measure was applied to Paris, Lille, Rouen, Saint-Etienne, Toulouse, Lyon, Grenoble, Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier.

France is fighting against a resurgent epidemic that has now filled a third of the country's intensive care units with COVID-19 patients and is again putting Europe to the test.

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