WHO: First December Corona Case in France Not Surprising


The World Health Organization (WHO) finds it “not surprising” that a first case of the coronavirus had already surfaced in France in December.


A French hospital that had retested old samples of pneumonia patients discovered that as early as December 27, one patient had the coronavirus among its members.

That was almost a month before the French government confirmed the first cases.

“There may be more early cases to be found,” said WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier at a briefing in Geneva.

He encouraged other countries to check the files by the end of 2019 and said this would give the world a “new and clearer picture” of the outbreak.

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