Coronavirus outbreak in French naturist resort sees 100 test positive in days

Local officials highlighted a 30 per cent positive testing rate

UK travellers returning from France face quarantine after government places country on 'no-go' list
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A popular French naturist resort has been hit by an “alarming” outbreak of coronavirus, with 100 holidaymakers so far testing positive.

Officials in the town of Cap d’Adge noted the “very worrying” spread among the nudist community, citing a 30 per cent positive testing rate as they put in place measures to combat the outbreak.

Local government has asked all residents of the small resort town to be tested. There were 57 positive tests on last Wednesday alone, according to the regional health service.

Restrictions were brought in covering Cap d’Adge and the wider Herault region on Friday, making masks compulsory in all public spaces, banning gatherings of more than 10 people and imposing a 1am curfew on bars and restaurants.

A spokesperson for the Herault region said: “We are in an alarming situation, therefore we ask that all the people of the village be tested before leaving the place and going elsewhere.

“And we also ask all the people who wish to come to this naturist village to postpone their arrival.”

Cap d’Adge made its name as a naturist resort and attracts up to 40,000 visitors in the summer months, according to the local tourism board.

The outbreak comes as France reported nearly 4,900 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, its highest figure since mid-April. Health minister Olvier Veran warned that the situation was “risky”, and said that the virus was spreading fastest among the under-40s.

The UK recently added France to its “no-go” list, meaning that returning travellers will be forced to self-isolate at for 14 days.

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