The death toll from the new infection in Wuhan has recently reached 908, with over 40.000 cases confirmed around the world. The number of those who contracted coronavirus in the United Kingdom had grown to eight.
According to previous reports, at least four UK nationals were infected after spending time at a ski resort in France.
Immediately following Macron's visit, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a "muzzle" law that empowers the government to punish judges for acting independently.
Duda then added insult to injury by hosting the president of North Macedonia, a country that has its own dispute with France following Macron's decision to block its EU accession bid.
Cyprus has signed a contract with France for the purchase of military equipment worth 240 million euros, the country's Defence Ministry announced on Friday, confirming recent reports in French media.
The ministry noted that due to the sensitive nature of the matter, which falls under national security, it does not intend to disclose any further information for the time being.