Kagame sends quick recovery wishes to Macron

On 24 December 2020 at 10:08

President Paul Kagame has extended his best wishes to his counterpart of France, Emmanuel Macron who has been infected with COVID-19.

Kagame conveyed the message via his Twitter handle last night. “Belatedly but heartily wishing President of France Emmanuel Macron speedy recovery into healthy Festive Season and beyond,” he said.

The Élysée Palace said yesterday that French President Emmanuel Macron’s health is showing signs of improvement after he tested positive for Covid-19 on December 17.

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 Élysée Palace said, without giving details.

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

According to France 24 news medium, the French authorities are concerned that the holiday period could see a new spike in infections, after the country’s total Covid-19 death toll went above 60,000 last week.

Authorities said late Tuesday that nearly 12,000 new cases had been reported in the previous 24 hours, and 386 deaths.

A vaccination campaign is to start on Sunday, with health workers and older people among the first to get Covid-19 shots, the government said.

The EU gave the green light for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Monday, paving the way for the first inoculations to start across 27 countries soon after Christmas.

President Macron self-confined in an official residence near Paris from where he is running meetings remotely.