Paris. France has confirmed the first case in the country of the more contagious coronavirus variant recently identified in the UK, BBC reported.
The French health ministry said the person was a French citizen in the central town of Tours who had arrived from London on 19 December.
The ministry said he was asymptomatic, and currently self-isolating at home.
The appearance of the new coronavirus variant in England triggered travel curbs with dozens of countries.
(With inputs from Agencies)