Image copyright Reuters Image caption The group shared this chalet in the French Alpine ski resort of Contamines-Montjoie

Five Britons have tested positive for coronavirus in eastern France, the French health pastor has confirmed.

Four adults and a child were diagnosed with the virus after coming into contact with a British national who recently returned from Singapore.

The man returned to the UK on 28 January before being diagnosed with the virus himself on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a final repatriation flight with over 200 British fares has left Wuhan, the center of the outbreak.

The flight is due to land in the UK in the early hours of Sunday morning, when passengers will be taken to a gathering core in Milton Keynes for a 14 -day quarantine.

In France, the five Britons with the coronavirus – who were staying in the same ski chalet – are not in a serious condition, French officials said.

But the authorities are closing two academies next week, both of which are attended by the child with the virus, a nine-year-old boy who lives in the ski resort of Contamines-Montjoie with his family.

There have been almost 35,000 cases of the coronavirus globally, mostly in China. The latest illnes is thought to stem from a person who became the UK’s third approved case when he tested positive on his return to Brighton.

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