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French ex-health minister charged over handling of Covid pandemic: prosecutor

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Former French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn has been put under formal investigation over her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The development marks one of first cases worldwide where a leading public sector official has been held legally accountable for the handling of the Covid pandemic.

Ms Buzyn, health minister from May 2017 to February 2020, had to step down at the start of the pandemic, under pressure from President Emmanuel Macron to replace Benjamin Griveaux, the LREM party candidate for Mayor of Paris, who was forced to withdraw after a sex-tape scandal.

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