French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for COVID-19

France President Emmanuel Macron. He has tested positive for COVID-19./COURTESY

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to his office and other French media outlets, Macron took a test after showing early symptoms and is now in isolation for seven days.

He will continue to work and carry out his activities remotely as he recuperates, the statement from Elysee Palace said.

France earlier this week imposed an overnight curfew to help deal with the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

France has recorded a total of 2.4 million COVID-19 cases since the outbreak of the disease in March.

Currently, the recoveries are at 180,311 while deaths stand at 59,361.