On 24 January, the first confirmed case in Europe was reported in Bordeaux, with two more in Paris all in people recently returned from China.
In Paris, a 31-year-old man and his 30-year-old partner, both from Wuhan, were infected. They arrived in France on 18 January. The third patient hospitalized in Bordeaux is a 48-year-old Frenchman from China, who arrived on the territory on 22 January.
Immediately taken in charge by the service d’aide médicale urgente, the patient was isolated in hospital, his condition is considered reassuring. The authorities are trying to determine whether he may have infected people around him.
On 28 January, the fourth case, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist, was confirmed in Paris.
On 29 January, his 50-year-old daughter was confirmed as the fifth case.
On 30 January, the sixth case, a doctor, was confirmed in Paris. He had listened to a Chinese tourist whose contamination was confirmed when she returned in China.