French PM to have COVID check after contact at Tour de France

Paris, September 8

French Prime Minister Jean Castex is to bear a COVID-19 check as a precaution after he shared a automobile with the director of the Tour de France cycle race, who has since examined constructive for the virus, the Prime Minister’s workplace mentioned on Tuesday.

Castex adopted the route of the Tour de France on Saturday and frolicked in a automobile following the race with tour director Christian Prudhomme. Tour organisers mentioned on Tuesday that Prudhomme had examined constructive.

Asked by Reuters concerning the contact, a consultant of the Prime Minister’s workplace mentioned: “They were both wearing masks and respecting social distancing. The Prime Minister is to undergo a new test, just in case.”

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A Reuters photographer following the Tour de France mentioned that Castex and Prudhomme spent a number of hours in one another’s firm throughout Saturday’s stage of the race, within the Pyrenees mountain vary.

Posting on his Twitter account, Castex mentioned since he had been involved with an contaminated particular person, he would observe the protocol set out by the federal government.

French official steering in such instances is for individuals to self-isolate, keep away from their office, and get examined.

But Castex mentioned: “While scrupulously respecting health guidelines, I will carry out my duties in full.” Reuters


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