Prosecutor Investigates Government Response COVID-19

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PARISThe Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the management by the French government of the coronavirus epidemic.

This came after 80 criminal complaints were made by people affected by COVID-19 regarding the response of government agencies to the epidemic.

The plaintiffs accused the authorities of “endangering the lives of others” and of “failing to assist those in danger” during the foreclosure, said Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz.

The investigation, which does not cover deaths in retirement homes, will seek to uncover “possible criminal offenses,” he added.

As of June 8, the number of deaths in France was 29,209 with slightly increasing cases of infection, at 154,188, an increase of 211 cases from the previous day.

Since the start of disease registration, 71,062 people have recovered to France from the epidemic and returned home.

The pandemic has killed more than 407,000 people worldwide, with more than 7.14 million confirmed cases and more than 3.31 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by the Johns Hopkins University.

* Writing and contributions by Rabia Iclal Turan

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