Macron refused Russian Covid test over 'DNA theft fears'


Before his meeting in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Emmanuel Macron refused to submit to a Russian PCR test for Covid over fears that his DNA could be extracted, sources close to the French president told news agency Reuters.

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French President Emmanuel Macron refused a Kremlin request that he take a Russian Covid-19 test when he arrived to see President Vladimir Putin this week, in order to prevent Russia getting hold of Macron's DNA, two sources in Macron's entourage told Reuters, reports The Straits Times.