French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for CoVID-19 this week despite his government’s drastic national shutdown measures to slow the spread of the Coronavirus across the European Union.
“The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today,” the statement from the Élysée Palace read, according to Reuters.
“Macron joins a growing list of world leaders who have previously contracted the disease, including President Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson,” reports Fox News. “Macron attended a European Union summit at the end of last week, where he had a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. On Wednesday, he met with the prime minister of Portugal.”
French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid-19 after showing symptoms and will isolate https://t.co/Q7n9i6BTCF
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 17, 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron is the latest world leader to test positive for COVID-19, joining a growing list of others just as inoculation drives against the illness are beginning in a number of countries. https://t.co/bzb2R6eQwL
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 17, 2020
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'ROUTINE ERROR': 6,700 North Carolina Residents ‘Incorrectly Told They Have Coronavirus’ via Text
Nearly 7,000 residents in North Carolina were told via text message last week that they tested positive for the Coronavirus despite not actually having contracted the disease.
“More than 6,700 individuals in Mecklenburg County in North Carolina were told in a text message sent from Mecklenburg County Health Department on Friday that they tested positive for COVID-19 and over 500 people were told through a county email that they were also infected with the novel coronavirus. But the results were incorrect due to a technical error by Health Space, the company they use for contact tracing, according to a statement on the county’s website,” reports Fox News.
“An error during routine maintenance last Friday resulted in a county data vendor sending erroneous texts and email messages to people saying they were positive for COVID-19,” the statement on the county website said.
“Very quickly we began to work with the vendor to understand the issue and make sure that it did not continue. Once corrected we were told that 6,727 text messages and 541 emails were sent to individuals who were already in their system. We then worked with the vendor to send a corrected text/email to all that received the erroneous one,” the email stated in part.
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‘COMFORT’ ARRIVES: US Navy Hospital Ship Arrives in New York Harbor to Help Deal with Coronavirus
The United States Navy Hospital Ship Comfort arrived in New York Harbor Monday morning to help the nation’s largest city cope with the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.
“There she is,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as the ship arrived at Manhattan’s Pier 90.
“If there is ever a time that we need to work together it is today,” he added. “The president is right – this is a war. And what does this nation do when it’s at war? It comes together and it acts as one.”
“This great ship behind me is a 70,000-ton message of hope and solidarity to the incredible people of New York, a place I know very well, a place I love,” said President Trump as the ship left Virginia. “We’re here for you. We’re fighting for you and we’re with you all the way and we always will be.”
— Archive: Dr. Mark T. Esper (@EsperDoD) March 30, 2020
“I’ve been speaking with a number of my colleagues, governors all across the nation, Democrats and Republicans – I’ve said the same message to all of them. What you see happening in New York is not unique,” said Governor Cuomo. “Yes, we are more dense. Yes, we are bigger than most places, but, this virus spreads among Americans. This virus does not discriminate. It does not discriminate by age, it does not discriminate by party, it infects all Americans. And what you are seeing in New York is going to spread across this country.”
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