Macron ‘showing signs of improvement’ after COVID infection

French President Emmanuel Macron, who contracted COVID-19 last week, is doing better, his office says.

Macron tested positive for the virus on Thursday showing symptoms of fatigue, coughing and muscle aches.

The president, who self-confined in an official residence near Paris from where he is running meetings remotely, had promised daily updates on his health.

He is now “showing signs of improvement,” the Elysee palace says, without giving details.

All previous daily updates had said that the 43-year-old president was in “stable” condition.


French President Emmanuel Macron gestures after a press conference with Belgium’s Prime Minister at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 1, 2020. (Benoit Tessier/Pool/AFP)