Emmanuel Macron, tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, present on Saturday “A stable state of health” compared to the day before and the results of its clinical and paraclinical examinations “Have proven to be reassuring”, said the Elysee in a press release.
The Head of State, in solitary confinement in the official residence of La Lanterne in Versailles, “Still has the same symptoms of Covid-19 disease (fatigue, cough, body aches) which in no way prevent it from fulfilling its functions”, adds this brief press release, signed by Doctor Jean-Christophe Perrochon, Chief Medical Officer of the Presidency of the Republic.
“We must be vigilant”
Friday, Emmanuel Macron had promised to “Report on the evolution of the disease every day” by giving his news for the first time in a three-minute video filmed with his smartphone and published on social networks.
– Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) December 18, 2020
“There is normally no reason for things to go wrong, but I am under medical surveillance and I will report to you in a completely transparent way”, he had stressed. Dressed in a dark turtleneck, the president, the slow flow and the features a little drawn, said in this video to suffer from “Fatigue, headache, dry cough”. He also insisted he tested positive on Thursday as “18,000 Frenchwomen and French” That day. ” So the virus is coming off even stronger, so we have to be vigilant ”.
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60,000 dead in France
The number of deaths caused by the coronavirus epidemic in France crossed the 60,000 mark on Friday, to 60,229 people, according to figures from Public Health France.
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Health authorities have been worried for several days about a recovery “Worrying” of the epidemic, on the eve of the end of the year holidays. An observation established on the basis of a ” reprise “ contaminations on a weekly basis. Last week, nearly 80,000 screening tests (PCR or antigen) were recorded, 10% more than the previous week.