Did coronavirus reach Europe last year?

Yves Cohen, head of intensive care at the Avicenne hospital in Paris, has “caused a stir” by alleging that repeat coronavirus tests on samples from patients admitted for pneumonia in December and January have come back with one positive result, The Telegraph reports. France has been planning to begin lifting lockdown restrictions from 11 May, with children returning to school, some businesses reopening and people allowed to travel within (60 miles) of their homes.