France’s Macron cancels events to focus on coronavirus response

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron canceled two scheduled events this week to focus on France’s response to the coronavirus crisis, his office said on Monday.

A visit to southwestern France on Wednesday was postponed while his attendance at the Jewish group CRIF’s annual dinner on Tuesday was canceled.

“It doesn’t mean the president is self-isolating, this is to make sure he is available to manage the situation,” the official said.

(Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Alison Williams)