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French president Emmanuel Macron to exit COVID quarantine

French president Emmanuel Macron to exit COVID quarantine
French president Emmanuel Macron was no longer exhibiting coronavirus symptoms on Thursday and is expected to step out of quarantine.

French president Emmanuel Macron was no longer exhibiting coronavirus symptoms on Thursday and is expected to step out of quarantine.French President Emmanuel Macron (Francois Mori/AP) As a precaution, the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, and politicians from Belgium, Portugal, Luxembourg and Spain have entered isolation.Officials said the world leader, among the latest to be diagnosed with the fast-spreading virus, was wrapping up his week of self-isolation at the presidential retreat in Versailles, according to Reuters.A strict two-month lockdown earlier this year brought infections down enough for France to send children back to school and their parents back to work, though Macron’s government has faced criticism for not having enough masks or tests, and for not confining the population quickly enough.

He also faced recent criticism for shaking hands with and welcoming visitors amid the global pandemic.“It’s a risky evening, the meal is one of the most risky situations for transmitting the virus,” she told ABC News.

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