LIVE UPDATES: French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid-19; day’s other big stories


French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19 after showing symptoms and will isolate for seven days. A statement by his office said that the 42-year-old leader was ‘still in-charge’ of the country. 

The statement from the Elysée Palace read, “The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today.” It’s, however, not clear how Emmanuel Macron contracted the virus. There’s also no news on whether Macron’s 67-year-old wife Brigitte has tested positive for the virus.

France has reported more than two million positive cases of COVID-19 with nearly 60,000 fatalities.

Day’s top stories will appear below:

18:34 PM: In our committee today, we took a decision about the case in the Supreme Court. We’ll consult with four senior SC lawyers – Prashant Bhushan, Dushyant Dave, HS Phoolka and Colin Gonsalves: National Coordinator of Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh KV Biju at Singhu border. (ANI)

17:41 PM: Police in #Bihar’s Banka have arrested four persons in connection with the gang rape of a minor girl, an official said on Thursday. Banka SP Arvind Gupta said that the district police initiated speedy trail against the accused. (IANS)

16:45 PM: Mumbai Police arrests Romil Ramgarhia, the former chief operating officer of Broadcast Audience Research Council, in connection with alleged #TRP rigging scam: official. (PTI)

16:24 PM: “Facebook US says Bajrang Dal content is offensive and should be banned. Facebook India tells our Parliamentary panel that Bajrang Dal content is not offensive. Is Facebook lying to India and its Parliament?”: Rahul Gandhi

12:01 PM: Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice Bobde on Thursday refused to interfere with Allahabad High Court Order which quashed the detention of Dr. Kafeel Khan (Livelaw)