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Coronavirus: Franck Riester, Minister of Foreign Trade, positive for Covid-19 for the second time

Franck Riester has no luck with coronavirus . The Minister for Foreign Trade announced Wednesday evening that he had tested positive for Covid – 11, in a message posted on his Twitter account. This is the second time that he has contracted the virus: he had indeed already tested positive when he was Minister of Culture, in March 2020. “Following a fever, I tested positive for Covid – 19 . I isolate myself this evening, and carry out my missions from a distance. Be careful, get vaccinated and protect your loved ones by respecting health instructions and barrier gestures “, wrote the Minister.

Agnès Pannier-Runacher also positive

Franck Riester is not the only member of the government to have to place himself in isolation. On Sunday, her colleague in charge of Industry, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, announced that she had tested positive, although asymptomatic, and had isolated herself. In addition, at the end of November, the Prime Minister Jean Castex had also tested positive for the coronavirus, just like his daughter aged 11 year.

France is faced, like the rest of Europe, with an outbreak of Sars-Cov-2 contaminations with the arrival of the Omicron variant, much more contagious than the Delta and that it is in going to replace as dominant in France. According to figures published by Public Health France, 84. 272 new cases have been confirmed on Wednesday in the country, where pressure continues to mount on critical care services, which now have 3. 147 patients.