Portugal’s president is under self-quarantine

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    FILE - In this Sunday, July 14, 2019 file photo, Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa leaves after a lunch at the Elysee Palace that followed Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris. The office of Portugal's 71-year-old president said Sunday March 8, 2020 that he has canceled all public activities and will stay at home amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)

    The Portuguese president has self-quarantined himself after it was found that a class from a school with a student confirmed to have the coronavirus visited the presidential palace last week, according to a statement issued by his office.

    President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa interacted with the class on Tuesday, according to the statement, which added that neither the student with the infection nor the student’s class had visited the Belém palace.

    The president will be in quarantine at his personal residence for two weeks, has canceled all public activities and will not be traveling abroad, the statement added.

    Source: CNN News

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