Reports say French First Lady Brigitte Macron is to self-isolate for seven days after having been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a report carried on the BFM Television website on Monday, the sixty-seven-year-old First Lady had had contact with the infected individual on October 15. The report, however, added that Mrs. Macron had displayed no symptoms of the respiratory disease.
Last Thursday, the very day the First Lady reportedly met the infected patient, France recorded a large jump in new Covid-19 cases, which was exactly three days ahead of a night-time curfew being imposed on Paris and eight other cities.
Same day, a further 30,621 infections were confirmed, up from 22,591 the day before.
France, Europe’s second most-populous country, ranks as the continent’s third hardest-hit nation, behind Italy and Spain.