We have one more proof that the terrible COVID-19 disease doesn’t spare anyone. One of the world’s most powerful men, the French president himself, has been tested positive for the coronavirus after experiencing relevant symptoms. France’s presidential palace also announced the awful news today, December 17.
Emmanuel Macron joins a resounding list of political leaders around the world who got infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. America’s president Donald Trump, Russia’s PM Mikhail Mishustin, Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Añez, UK prime minister Boris Johnson, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire, and Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro are all on the list as well.
No info for Macron’s health condition
The official announcement of Macron getting infected didn’t mention in what condition the French president is. However, the source did say that the 42-year-old president will continue his work remotely while self-isolating for seven days. A spokesperson also announced that all of the upcoming trips of Emmanuel Macron for the near future were cancelled.
COVID-19 hits France very hard
France is the second hardest-hit European country by the pandemic after Russia. France counts a total of over 2.4 million cases of infection with COVID-19 and a death toll of almost 60,000 people. Hundreds of French people are dying in this country every single day. The second wave of the pandemic had peaked on November 13, when France reported over 900 deaths over a 24-hour period. On the other hand, Russia has reported over 50,000 deaths and more than 2.7 million infections because of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The overall situation regarding the ongoing pandemic is also looking awful. The US reported over 17 million cases and more than 316,000 deaths. A new report published in JAMA today, December 17, reveals that COVID-19 has become the leading cause of death in the US.