France to Probe Ex-PM, Staff over Handling of Coronavirus

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – France prosecutors said that the former prime minister Edouard Philippe and its health officials will be probed into the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors say. Health minister Olivier Véran and his predecessor Agnès Buzyn will be investigated, along with Philippe, the attorney general said, RT reported. The probe comes after nine complaints were found to be admissible by the Court of Justice of the Republic “on the sole count of abstention from fighting a disaster.” Philippe resigned on Friday and was replaced by Jean Castex, as part of a government shuffle by President Emmanuel Macron.