French Minister of Finance, Bruno Le Maire has examined optimistic for coronavirus however has no signs and is working from dwelling.
“I examined optimistic for COVID-19 this night,” Le Maire wrote in a Twitter publish on Friday. The French Minister mentioned he’s isolating at dwelling, in accordance with the well being guidelines issued by the federal government.
“I’ve no signs. I’ll keep in solitary confinement for 7 days. I proceed to carry out my duties,” Le Maire added.
J’ai été testé positif à la COVID-19 ce soir. Je me suis immédiatement mis à l’isolement à mon domicile conformément aux règles sanitaires édictées par le gouvernement. Je ne présente aucun symptôme. Je resterai à l’isolement pendant 7 jours. Je proceed à exercer mes fonctions.
— Bruno Le Maire (@BrunoLeMaire) September 18, 2020
Le Maire’s announcement got here amid an alarming spike of COVID-19 instances in France. Solely on Friday, the nation reported 13,215 new instances and 154 new deaths, with epidemiologists attributing the rise of instances to a mixture of quicker circulation of the virus and a six-fold enhance in testing because the authorities made it free.
Earlier in September, the nation’s Prime Minister, Jean Castex was put in isolation after coming in touch with the director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme, who had contracted the virus. Castex examined twice for COVID-19, producing adverse outcomes.