French President Emmanuel Macron tweets an update about his health, after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, from Versailles, France Dec 18, 2020 in this still image obtained from social media video. [Photo/Agencies]

PARIS – Emmanuel Macron’s condition is stable, the French presidency said on Saturday, two days after the president tested positive for COVID-19.

“The medical condition of the president is stable… He presents similar COVID-19 symptoms which do not prevent him from fulfilling his obligations,” said the Elysee in a statement.

Macron started working in self-isolation from an official residence outside Paris on Thursday after the diagnosis established by “RT-PCR tests carried out as soon as the first symptoms appear”, said his office.

On Friday, the French president said in a live video on Twitter that he was doing fine but was working at a slower pace.