French officials announce first confirmed case of new virus variant

The more contagious coronavirus variant sweeping through England has officially reached France.

Officials there said on Friday that a French citizen who recently traveled from London has tested positive for the new variant.

The French Health Ministry said the case was found in the city of Tours, about 150 miles southwest of Paris, according to Reuters. The man, who returned from London on Dec. 19, “felt all right” and is self-isolating at home.