French first lady to self-isolate after contact with COVID-19 patient: office

FILE PHOTO: Brigitte Macron gives a dictation to school children in support for the European Leukodystrophy Association (ELA), at a school in Paris, France October 12, 2020. Thomas Coex/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - French First Lady Brigitte Macron will self-isolate for seven days after coming into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, Macron’s office said on Monday.

“Brigitte Macron was in contact on Thursday Oct. 15 with a person who has been tested positive for COVID-19 this Monday, Oct. 19, and showing symptoms of the disease,” it said in a statement.

“In accordance with health authorities’ recommendations, she will self-isolate for seven days. Brigitte Macron has no symptoms of the disease at this stage.”

Reporting by Michel Rose and Geert De Clercq; Editing by Mark Heinrich