PARIS — French Prime Minister Jean Castex will be tested for coronavirus and self-isolate, after coming into contact with an infected person.
“As a contact case of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, I will follow the protocol developed by the Government and the health authorities. It applies to everyone. I will exercise the fullness of my duties while scrupulously respecting the health recommendations,” Castex tweeted.
Castex spent Saturday at the Tour de France in the Pyrénées, in a car with race director Christian Prudhomme. Prudhomme tested positive for the virus on Tuesday morning. Junior Minister for Rural Life Joël Giraud, who was also in the car, said he canceled all his meetings because of fear of contagion.