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France's Macron showing no more COVID-19 symptoms, Elysee says

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen on a TV screen as he attends by video conference a roundtable for the National Humanitarian Conference (NHC) at the Foreign Ministry in Paris, France, December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Illustration

PARIS (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macron is showing no more symptoms of COVID-19, the Elysee office said on Thursday.

Macron, 43, can now end his quarantine after he self-isolated for seven days at the presidential retreat of La Lanterne, close to the Palace of Versailles, the office said in a statement.

He had tested positive for the coronavirus on Dec. 17, prompting a track-and-trace effort across Europe following numerous meetings between the French leader and EU heads of government in recent days.

Macron suffered headaches, a dry cough and tiredness for several days and his health condition improved on Wednesday.

Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; writing by Matthieu Protard; editing by Jason Neely and Alexandra Hudson

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