Paris, September 8
French Prime Minister Jean Castex is to endure a COVID-19 take a look at as a precaution after he shared a automotive with the director of the Tour de France cycle race, who has since examined optimistic for the virus, the Prime Minister’s workplace mentioned on Tuesday.
Castex adopted the route of the Tour de France on Saturday and hung out in a automotive following the race with tour director Christian Prudhomme. Tour organisers mentioned on Tuesday that Prudhomme had examined optimistic.
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.”
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 in touch with an contaminated individual, he would comply with the protocol set out by the federal government.
French official steering in such instances is for individuals to self-isolate, avoid their office, and get examined.
But Castex mentioned: “While scrupulously respecting health guidelines, I will carry out my duties in full.” Reuters