French President Macron's condition is 'stable', presidency says

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French President Macron's Condition Is 'Stable', Presidency Says French President Macron's Condition Is 'Stable', Presidency Says
The results of a medical examination were reassuring, the French presidency said on Saturday. Photo: AP/Press Association.
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French President Emmanuel Macron's condition is stable and the results of a medical examination reassuring, the French presidency said on Saturday in an update on his bout of coronavirus.

"The medical condition of the president is stable compared with... Friday. He presents similar Covid-19 symptoms which do not prevent him from fulfilling his obligations," the presidency said in a statement.

Mr Macron said on Friday he was doing fine a day after testing positive for Covid-19, but was working at a slower pace than usual outside Paris.

It was confirmed on Thursday that he had tested positive for the virus, with the presidential Elysee Palace saying he took a test “as soon as the first symptoms appeared”.

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It said he would isolate for seven days, adding: “He will continue to work and take care of his activities at a distance.”

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Mr Macron attended a European Union summit at the end of last week, where he notably had a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

He was also in contact with Taoiseach Micheál Martin at the European Council meeting, who has since tested negative for Covid-19.

A spokesman told The Irish Times that Mr Martin had tested negative after returning from Brussels and that he will now take another test and limit his contacts following the news about Mr Macron.

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