49 Chinese passengers tested positive for Covid at Paris CDG Airport

About fifty Chinese travelers tested positive for Covid at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport on Sunday.


A strange phenomenon was observed at Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport. 49 Chinese passengers, in transit to Shanghai, were tested positive for the coronavirus this Sunday.

They are currently isolated in a hotel, but these concordant tests lead to questions as these passengers did not come from the same country and were simply waiting for a joint connection to reach China.

17 of them came from Lima, Peru, and had arrived in Paris on an Air France flight. The others came straight from Bogota (Colombia), Istanbul (Turkey), Panama and Mauritius. They had no connection between them.

These 49 positive tests are surprising and have not yet been explained. Paris Airport has hypothesized “false negatives”. A supposition still under caution, the tests being carried out on site and therefore normally subject to good monitoring.

Tests are requested by China for all travelers, departing or in transit, who wish to go to its territory.