PARIS, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Former French Well being Minister Agnes Buzyn has been put below formal investigation over her dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic, reported BFM TV and Agence France Presse on Friday.
The event marks one in every of first instances worldwide the place a number one public sector official has been held legally accountable for the dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buzyn, well being minister from Might 2017 to February 2020, needed to step down initially of the pandemic below stress from President Emmanuel Macron to switch Benjamin Griveaux, the LREM get together candidate for Mayor of Paris who was compelled to withdraw after a sex-tape scandal.
She misplaced her bid for the Paris metropolis corridor and ended up being appointed in January to the World Well being Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, answerable for monitoring multilateral points.
Reporting by Dominique Vidalon;
Modifying by Sudip Kar-Gupta
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