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Agnès Buzyn: France ex-health minister under investigation

France's former health minister is being formally investigated over the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prosecutors looking into government failings are investigating Agnès Buzyn for "endangering the lives of others".

Ms Buzyn left the post in February 2020 to run for Paris mayor, saying Covid was low risk. But she later spoke of knowing a "tsunami" was approaching.

It is one of the world's first cases of a minister facing legal accountability for their pandemic response.

A special court set up in France in 1993 to investigate government ministers accused of misconduct will decide whether to prosecute her.

The wording of one of the charges being investigated is "failing to fight a disaster", according to Le Monde newspaper.


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