For the third time during this period of health crisis, French Prime Minister Jean Castex was forced to self-isolate for being a contact case. In fact, the French prime minister had to be isolated for 7 days after his wife tested positive for Covid-19. “The prime minister, who received his first injection of the Astra Zeneca vaccine on March 19th, tested negative tonight,” the prime minister’s services said on Wednesday.
Although he has already received his first dose of the Covid vaccine and tested negative, Jean Castex “will be isolated for seven days according to health regulations,” Matignon said. According to the same source, the prime minister has attended large gatherings in recent days, particularly on Wednesday. As part of the new lifting of the restrictions, Castex was at Rungis on Wednesday morning at the largest fresh produce market in the world.
11 weeks after the first dose of the vaccine
On the same Wednesday, he also met many people, including the Minister for Economic Affairs, Bruno Le Maire, with whom he had lunch in person. He also attended the first Council of Ministers since October, in which almost all ministers attended personally. Having received the first dose of the vaccine 11 weeks ago, Castex is expected to receive the second in the next few days, as recommended by health officials. By default, a period of twelve weeks should separate the two injections.