Cohort study finds Covid virus present in France in November 2019

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A longterm health study of more than 200,000 people in France has found the presence of antibodies to the coronavirus behind Covid-19 in blood samples dating from early November 2019.

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Researchers looking at data collected by Constances, a long-term study of the health of over 200,000 people in France, have uncovered a trove of information about French health and habits, including evidence that the Covid-19 virus was circulating in France well before the first official recorded case, reports Radio France Internationale (RFI).