Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus

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French president Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the latest world leader to be diagnosed with the illness.

Mr Macron was diagnosed after experiencing symptoms, said the Elysée Palace in a statement on Thursday. The president will isolate himself for seven days and “will continue to work and carry out his activities remotely”.

According to Reuters, Mr Macron has cancelled all upcoming trips, including a planned visit to Lebanon, and his office is working to trace all contacts the president may have had in recent days.

Other world leaders who have contracted coronavirus include outgoing US president Donald Trump, UK prime minister Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil.

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