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Covid-19: the Secretary of State for Rurality is the third member of the government infected


Joël Giraud was traveling on Thursday with another member of the executive, Amélie de Montachalin, who is negative.

Secretary of State for Rurality Joël Giraud tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday and is in solitary confinement.

Symptomatic, the minister, aged 62, presents "a mild flu-like condition".

Tested positive for COVID-19, I isolate myself in accordance with health regulations to continue my activity while protecting others.

People who have been in contact with me recently have been warned to prevent any chain of contamination.

- Joël Giraud (@ JoelGiraud05) November 26, 2021

He was traveling Thursday with Amélie de Montchalin, the Minister of Transformation and Public Service, in Meung-sur-Loire (Loiret) and Wednesday in Eure-et-Loir for meetings with local actors, including rural mayors of the department.

Weak symptoms for ministers

Amélie de Montchalin for her part was tested Thursday evening with a negative result, said those around her.

Joël Giraud is the third member of the government to be currently contaminated by the epidemic, along with Prime Minister Jean Castex and Minister of Integration Brigitte Klinkert.

All of them reported suffering from mild symptoms.

In isolation since Monday evening, the head of government was infected by his 11-year-old daughter and ten ministers - including Gérald Darmanin, Roxana Maracineanu and Clément Beaune - who were in contact with them received a negative result on their test.

Source: leparis

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