French first lady to self-isolate after contact with COVID-19 patient: office

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French first lady Brigitte Macron and her Mexican counterpart Beatriz Gutierrez Muller meet at the Elysee Place, in Paris
French first lady Brigitte Macron and her Mexican counterpart Beatriz Gutierrez Muller meet at the Elysee Place, in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French First Lady Brigitte Macron will self-isolate for seven days after coming into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, Macron's office said on Monday.

"Brigitte Macron was in contact on Thursday Oct. 15 with a person who has been tested positive for COVID-19 this Monday, Oct. 19, and showing symptoms of the disease," it said in a statement.

"In accordance with health authorities' recommendations, she will self-isolate for seven days. Brigitte Macron has no symptoms of the disease at this stage."

(Reporting by Michel Rose and Geert De Clercq; Editing by Mark Heinrich)