Lisbon, December 17 After French President Macron was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the Portuguese Prime Minister’s Office announced on the 17th that Portuguese Prime Minister Costa had met with Macron and had lunch on the 16th, and decided to temporarily cancel all official activities and self-isolate.
Costa has cancelled its planned visit to São Tomé and Principe and Guinea-Bissau from 18 to 20 and has been tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. Costa will work remotely and wait for further decisions from the health department.
According to the epidemic prevention measures formulated by the Portuguese Ministry of Health, close contacts still need to be quarantined even if the test results for COVID-19 are negative.
Costa said on social media on the same day that he was undergoing preventive isolation and was feeling good and showed no symptoms.
It is reported that Macron was diagnosed with COVID-19 on the 17th. French Prime Minister Castel, Speaker of the National Assembly, Mrs. Macron and some government officials have begun to self-isolate as close contacts.