Coronavirus: Five Brits in French ski chalet catch virus

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There have been almost 35,000 cases of coronavirus worldwide

Five Britons have tested positive for coronavirus in France, local health officials have confirmed.

Four adults and a child came into contact with a British national who returned from Singapore in January, the French health minister said.

They were all staying in the same ski chalet in Savoie, eastern France.

It comes as four members of the same British family were admitted to hospital in Majorca after contact with a coronavirus carrier.

They are being tested at the University Hospital of Son Espases in Palma.

The British cases in France have brought the total number of people infected with the virus in that country to 11.

Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday the five Britons were not in a serious condition.

In Majorca, the British family said they had been in contact with a person who recently tested positive for the virus in France, the government in Spain’s Balearic Islands said.

The man has been quarantined and all four family members are being tested for the virus.

Local health authorities are expected to release further details on the case at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT).

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