Coronavirus Spreader Recovers

A British man linked to a number of coronavirus cases after traveling from Singapore to a French ski chalet to the UK has fully recovered.

Steve Walsh, is believed to have infected at least nine other people during his stay in the French Alps after contracting the virus in Singapore.

He released a statement Tuesday revealing his name and thanking the UK’s National Health Service for its help and care.

Walsh had attended a conference at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Singapore in late January.

France on Saturday confirmed five new cases of the virus, all of them British nationals, including one 9-year-old child who had spent time in a school in the resort.

The patients were infected after coming into contact with a UK citizen who had traveled from Singapore, according to local health official Jean-Yves Grall.

Walsh said in his statement Tuesday that he contacted his doctor and health authorities as soon as he knew he had been exposed to a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Four further patients in England tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, bringing the country’s total tally to eight, the UK Department of Health said in a statement.

The new cases are all known contacts of a previously confirmed UK case, and the virus was passed on to them in France, it said.

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