Macron to spend next days in his holiday residence on Med after quarantine

Photo: AP German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, Fort de Bregancon, 20 August 2020.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte have travelled to the presidential residence Fort de Bregancon on the Mediterranean, the presidential office in Paris said on Saturday.

The 43-year-old head of state contracted the coronavirus in the middle of the month. After seven days of isolation, Macron was able to leave a residence on the edge of the palace gardens of Versailles before Christmas.

How long the Macrons will stay in the residence between Toulon and Saint-Tropez has not been announced, dpa reported. The historic building from the 17th century with a large garden right on the coast serves as occasional accommodation for French heads of state. Macron had received German Chancellor Angela Merkel there in August .

France with its 67m inhabitants has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the authorities, over 62,000 infected people have died. France on Friday detected its first case of the coronavirus variant that has spread rapidly in Britain and is thought to be more contagious.

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