A case of the English variant of Covid-19 detected in Haute-Savoie

    A case of the English variant of Covid-19 detected in Haute-Savoie

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    According to the director of the virology laboratory of the Hospices Civils de Lyon, a case of the English variant of Covid-19 was identified last weekend in Cluses. Asked by “Le Progrès”, Professor Bruno Lina specifies that‘it was detected on a “British national on vacation” in the Arve valley. This is the first case of this type spotted in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

    “About ten suspected or confirmed cases” of the British variant of the coronavirus have so far been spotted in France, the Minister of Health said on Tuesday. On RTL, Olivier Véran specified that this strain with probably more important transmissibility “worries us (…) all people returning to France from England must have been tested”.

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