The prime minister was declared a contact case of his wife, who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Contact case of his wife tested positive for Covid-19, Prime Minister Jean Castex will be placed in solitary confinement for seven days, announced Matignon on Wednesday.
«The prime minister, who received his first injection of the Astra Zeneca vaccine on March 19, tested negative tonight», Specified the services of the Prime Minister who met many people on Wednesday on the occasion of the new lifting of restrictions, in particular this morning during a visit to Rungis where Jean Castex toured the stalls of the largest market of fresh products from Europe. “However, as a contact case, he was placed in isolation for seven days, in accordance with health regulations.“, We added from the same source.
Jean Castex had, during the day of Wednesday, June 9, marked the new stage of deconfinement by a visit to the Rungis market then to a sports hall, meeting many people there, and having lunch face to face with Bruno Le Maire , Economy Minister. He also participated in the Council of Ministers, which met almost entirely at the Élysée Palace for the first time since October due to restrictions linked to the Covid-19 crisis.
Third isolation in less than a year for the Prime Minister
The Prime Minister is forced to isolate himself for the third time in less than a year, after being declared a contact case of Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France in September, then of Emmanuel Macron in December, without however ever being tested positive.
Jean Castex must also receive his second dose of vaccine shortly: he had received the first eleven and a half weeks ago, the health authorities recommending a period of twelve weeks between the two injections.
This quarantine should, however, allow the Prime Minister to carry out part of his travels within the framework of the regional campaign next week, as the first round approaches. He is expected on Thursday 17th in the Marne then in Lyon for a meeting, before going to Besançon on Friday 18th. On the other hand, he will have to postpone or ignore support visits to candidates in New Aquitaine and in the Center. -Loire valley.