Actually, scientists in France have more questions than answers so far on how the virus reached the country. It's been reported by various French news sources not known for peddling conspiracy theories such as RFI (Radio France International - France's version of Voice of America - linked to by the OP), news radio Europe 1, newspaper Le Monde, etc.
The two main questions are, did Covid-19 arrive in France much earlier than recognized thus far, and did it come from China?
Officially, the first three cases of Covid-19 in France were identified on January 24, in two Chinese tourists and a French citizen having recently returned from Wuhan.
The Institut Pasteur (France's version of the National Institutes of Health) did uncover evidence that there were at least two strains of the virus circulating in France at the beginning of the crisis. One from China/Italy, and the other of unknown origin thus far. Patients affected by the second strain tended to have little to no symptoms. Scientists are not saying the second strain did not come from China or Italy, as it is possible that it did and mutated somewhere en route, but they have no evidence of its origin yet. The second strain has now been virtually eliminated.https://www.thelocal.fr/20200505/does-f ... oronavirus
A patient may have been positive with the second strain as early as December 27 according to the head of intensive care units for a group of hospitals. The patient tested positive for respiratory issues at the time however the tests were not calibrated to identify corona infections. It is only in subsequent reviews of diagnostic test results that the case was identified. The patient had not traveled to China or been in contact with anyone who had.https://www.bfmtv.com/sante/coronavirus ... 06757.html
It is possible the virus was brought to France as early as October by athletes returning from the World Military Games in Wuhan. Several French participants reported respiratory symptoms that, in hindsight, indicate they may have been infected with the corona virus during the games. Tests were not performed at the time and so it cannot be determined what strain of the corona virus it was, or even whether they were infected.https://www.europe1.fr/sport/des-athlet ... er-3966772https://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/ ... _3224.html
Chinese news media did jump on the conclusions of the Institut Pasteur, of course, reporting erroneously that "the" strain of the virus did not come directly from China or Italy, as if there was only one strain affecting France.http://www.china.org.cn/world/2020-05/0 ... 005325.htmhttp://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-0 ... 018917.htm