Frenchman has tested positive for new coronavirus variant

PARIS (Reuters) - A Frenchman who recently arrived back in France from London has tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus, the French Health Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

The ministry said that the case - the first in France - had been found in the city of Tours. The man in question arrived from London on Dec. 19, and he was currently self-isolating and felt alright, the ministry added.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Leslie Adler)