Paris: French Prime Minister Jean Castex was found infected with the coronavirus on Monday. He was confirmed to be infected just hours after returning from a Belgian trip. The Prime Minister’s Office told that Castex will continue to do their work by living in a separate habitat for the next 10 days.
Officials did not provide any information regarding whether Castex had any symptoms of infection. The office said that after Jean Castex returned from Belgium, one of her daughters was found to be infected, after which two tests of Castex were done and they were found to be infected.
Castex met with the Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander de Cru, in Brussels. According to state broadcaster RTBF, the crew’s office said he would be tested on Tuesday and would remain in isolation until reports came. In France, cases of infection have been increasing rapidly for the past few weeks, despite 75 percent of the population being vaccinated against Kovid-19. More people are being admitted to the hospital and the cases of death due to infection have also increased.
French President Emmanuel Macron was also infected in December last year and several other ministers have also been infected.