It’s so, so sad.
France could have avoided this if they’d done an even bigger and more extreme lockdown.
The police should have just shot people on sight if they left their homes.
French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a statement by his office on Thursday.
“The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today,” the statement from the Élysée Palace read, according to Reuters.
Macron, 42, was tested after showing symptoms of the virus, the Élysée Palace said, although it’s unclear what symptoms he was experiencing.
He will isolate for seven days in line with national guidelines, and “continue to work and take care of his activities at a distance,” the presidency added.
Prime Minister Jean Castex will also self isolate after he came into contact with Macron over the past few days, according to the news organization.
By the time you read this, he’ll probably be dead.
This virus kills indiscriminately.
If it wasn’t deadly, then no one would think it was a big deal if you got it, and we wouldn’t have completely destroyed Western civilization in order to prevent people from getting it.
Not even a president is safe from its clutches.
Thus far, Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump have died from the deadly virus.