10 February 2020 from Danielle in Latest news

Five Britons staying in a ski chalet in Les Contamines-Montjoie have tested positive for the coronavirus after interacting with a British man who stopped by the ski resort on his way home from a business trip in Singapore. The affected people include four adults and one child. The man who brought the virus home from Singapore returned to his home in Brighton and is currently at St Thomas' Hospital in London after having tested positive for the virus.

British man thought to have caught coronavirus in Singapore

Overall, 11 British people in Contamines-Montjoie were taken in for tests. One of the apartments housed a British family that is resident in France, while the other housed a family that was visiting the first family. The father and a 9-year-old son of the family resident in France, plus three adults from the visiting family, are the five people who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Stable condition 

The affected people are currently being treated at a local hospital but are in good condition. The French authorities have taken the precaution of closing the two schools attended by the 9-year-old child, one a normal school and another one a French language school, and have told families to keep an eye on their children. 

Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!