Sumary of Former health minister questioned over mishandling France’s Covid pandemic:
- Issued on: 10/09/2021 – 15:10 France’s former health minister Agnes Buzyn has appeared before judges at the Court of Justice of the Republic as part of an enquiry into how the government has handled, or mishandled, the pandemic.
- Advertising Read more The judges of the Cour de Justice de La Republique (CJR), a special court that deals with complaints against serving or former ministers, will decide whether to charge Buzyn with “refraining from fighting a disaster” and “putting the lives of others at risk”.
- First in lineAgnès Buzyn is the first minister to be questioned by the CJR, which in July 2020 began investigating claims that the government had mishandled the Covid crisis.
The current French Health Minister Olivier Veran and former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe could also be summoned by the same judges in the coming weeks.