The background photo was taken on January 8, 2020. -

Facebook screenshot

Because she was infected with the coronavirus, Brigitte Macron would not have worn a mask when visiting sick children?

This is the bad analysis circulating on the Internet, from a screenshot of a TF1 television newscast, showing the wife of the President of the Republic without a mask at the bedside of a hospitalized girl.

The photo in the background is from January 8, 2020. - Facebook screenshot


Brigitte Macron, who confirmed having had a "median form" of Covid-19 during the Christmas holidays, was indeed invited to the

20 Hours

of the first channel on Sunday.

She presented the new Yellow Parts operation in favor of sick children, a dematerialized operation this year due to the health context.

During her intervention on set, a picture showing her at the bedside of a girl was shown in the background.

But this photo is much older: it was taken a little over a year ago, on January 8, 2020, by Ludovic Marin, an AFP photographer.

A photographer from the Sipa agency also photographed Brigitte Macron during this trip:

Brigitte Macron, visiting on January 8, 2020 at the Orléans hospital center.


Brigitte Macron then paid a visit to the Orléans hospital center with Didier Deschamps during the launch of the 31st operation of the Yellow Pieces.

At the time, wearing a mask was not compulsory for visitors to hospitals.

China had alerted the WHO to the development of a new disease - Covid-19 - only eight days previously and will only communicate on a first death three days after Brigitte Macron's trip to Orleans.

A similar controversy had already targeted the president's wife in October, when an old photo showing her without a mask during an official ceremony was hijacked on social networks.


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