British Man With Coronavirus Infects 11 People In French Alps

British Man With Coronavirus Infects 11 People In French Alps

A British man, who went on to attend a conference in Singapore has said to have caught the deadly coronavirus. He, however, managed to infect at least 11 people and five people in the French Alps, where he went on a holiday with his British friends. The whole thing happened even without the man setting foot in the epicentre of the outbreak in China. He was finally diagnosed back in his hometown in the UK.

Currently, five men have been hospitalised in France, five in Britain and one other man on the Spanish island of Mallorca. This incident explains how coronavirus is spreading unimaginably fast. Getting into details, in January the British man attended a business conference in Singapore and more than a hundred people took part in it. It is suggested one a few of them were Chinese nationals from Hubei province, the origin fo where coronavirus emerged.

The man then travelled on to France on holiday in a ski resort of Contamines-Montjoie in the Alps, along with his co-employees. He was later fell short of fever and soon was diagnosed with the coronavirus. On February 6th he was transferred to the infectious diseases unit at the hospital of St Thomas in London.

Along with him, five other people who were with him on a holiday also been confirmed by the British health authorities to be infected with the virus. One of the infected was a child, aged nine. With the latest outbreak of coronavirus in France, two schools in French Alps remained closed on Monday.