An exclusive statement by Professor Yves Cohen affirms that a retest of a sample taken on 27 Dec 2020 from a pneumonia patient had COVID-19 infection.
The Reuters article states that the first case of COVID-19 in France was initially confirmed on 24 January 2020. The article also reported that Amirouche Hammar was called for an investigation to verify whether he is patient zero (first carrier COVID-19).
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.