Five Brits test positive for coronavirus in France
Paris, France - Five British nationals including a child have tested positive for the new coronavirus in France, the Health Minister said, adding that they had all stayed at the same ski chalet.
France has now detected a total of 11 cases of the novel coronavirus, and the new ‘cluster’ is centred on a Briton who had returned from Singapore and stayed in Contamines-Montjoie, near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said.
‘They show no serious signs’ of a life-threatening infection added Buzyn, herself a doctor.
The Briton at the centre of the new cases is now in Britain and was not counted among the French tally.
In addition to the five Britons who have tested positive for the virus, six other Britons staying in the same chalet in were also hospitalised for observation, she said.
Authorities are now trying to contact people who came into close contact with the initially infected Brit, she said.