February 8, 2020 / 2:51 PM / 17 days ago

British children in French coronavirus probe attended local school: mayor

A general view shows the French Alpine resort of Les Contamines-Montjoie, France, where five British nationals including a child have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, after staying in the same ski chalet with a person who had been in Singapore, February 8, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

PARIS (Reuters) - Three British children under examination in hospital in France, including one who has tested positive for the new coronavirus, attended school in the mountain village of Contamines-Montjoie, local mayor Etienne Jacquet told BFM TV.

Health authorities have said two schools in the area would be shut next week as they investigate who those infected had come into contact with.

Contamines-Montjoie is also home to a ski resort.

Reporting by Marine Pennetier and Sarah White; editing by David Evans

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