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French Former Health Minister Charged Over Pandemic Management

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PARIS—French prosecutors brought preliminary costs versus a previous overall health minister above her steps through the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, portion of a probe that is examining how the govt of President Emmanuel Macron responded to the disaster.

Agnès Buzyn was charged on Friday with endangering the life of others by the Courtroom of Justice of the Republic, a special French court that prosecutes misconduct by federal government ministers, a spokeswoman for the court docket reported. Ms. Buzyn, a hematologist, was health minister from May perhaps 2017 till February 2020, when Mr. Macron tapped her to be his party’s applicant in an unsuccessful bid to be Paris mayor.