PARIS, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — French Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot would be in self-quarantine for seven days after coming into contact with a person tested positive for the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Monday.
The 73-year-old minister would self-isolate at her home until Saturday, after she had a dinner with someone who had been diagnosed with the COVID-19, Le Figaro newspaper reported citing a source from the minster’s circle.
Bachelot “has no symptoms for now and remains fully mobilized” to carry out her duties, it added.
France is struggling to contain a resurgence in coronavirus cases. Daily infections increased by 12,565 on Sunday, bringing the cumulative number of positive cases to 619,190.
The coronavirus-related deaths totalled 32,230, while over 4,264 additional patients were hospitalized over the last week. Enditem