French President Macron tests positive for COVID-19

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19 following a week in which he has met with numerous European leaders. The French and Spanish prime ministers and EU Council president are among many top officials self-isolating because they had recent contact with him. Macron’s office said Thursday the president took a test “as soon as the first symptoms appeared.” The brief statement did not say what symptoms Macron experienced. Macron attended an EU summit with other European leaders last week, and on Wednesday met with Portugal’s prime minister and attended a Cabinet meeting. Prime Minister Jean Castex was at the meeting and will self-isolate. The French presidency confirmed that Macron’s trip to Lebanon scheduled for next week is being canceled.