Coronavirus in France Update: Five Brits in French ski chalet test positive for the virus

Five Britons test positive for coronavirus in France

A few minutes ago local health officials confirmed that five Britons have tested positive for the coronavirus in France.  Four adults and a child were diagnosed with the virus, including a British national who had recently returned from Singapore.

The French health minister said they had been staying in the same ski chalet in the Haute-Savoie region in the Alps.

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Altogether, a total of 11 Britons staying at the chalet have been hospitalized in Lyon, Saint-Etienne, and Grenoble. Health Minister Agnès Buzyn said that sofar, none of the group is in a serious condition.

The new cases all stem from a British national who arrived in Contamines-Montjoie ski resort on 24 January following a trip to Singapore.

It is believed the Briton infected three other British adults and a child.

Six others – all British – who came into contact with the group but have not tested positive are being kept in hospital for observation.

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