Coronavirus: Five Britons test positive at French ski resort

first_imgThe other six British nationals came into contact with the group but have so far not tested positive for the coronavirus. Five Britons test positive for coronavirus in France (AFP via Getty Images) All five of the new coronavirus cases at a ski resort in France are British nationals, according to the French health minister. Saturday 8 February 2020 11:49 am Five Britons test positive for coronavirus in France (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: Five Britons test positive at French ski resort It comes after four members of the same British family were admitted to hospital in Majorca after coming into contact with a coronavirus carrier. whatsapp whatsapp They are being kept in hospital for observation. Michael Searles There were 11 Britons staying at the chalet and all have now been hopsitalised in in Lyon, Saint-Etienne and Grenoble. Show Comments ▼ There are a further 150 Britons set to be flown back from Wuhan on a flight put on by the UK government. Coronavirus: Five Britons test positive at French ski resort center_img Milton Keynes University Hospitals NHS Trust said there was no risk to local people as anyone showing symptoms would not be allowed to board the plane. They are being tested for the virus at the University Hospital of Son Espases in Palma after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive in France. There have been three cases in the UK and almost 35,000 worldwide, mostly in China. One of those infected recently returned from Singapore and is believed to have been the carrier for the virus. The Department of Health and Social Care said that as of Friday afternoon, 620 people in the UK had been tested for coronavirus. Five Britons test positive for coronavirus in France (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: Five Britons test positive at French ski resort The Briton arrived at Contamines-Montjoie ski resort on 24 January. Share Among those infected at a ski chalet in the Haute-Savoie region in the alps are four adults and a child. The health minister Agnès Buzyn said none of the group are in a serious condition.  They will be taken to a conference centre in Milton Keynes for a 14-day quarantine.last_img read more