L'ancien Premier ministre français Edouard Philippe a comparu devant une commission d'enquête parlementaire dans le cadre d'une enquête sur la gestion par le gouvernement de la crise des coronavirus. </p><div> <p>Philippe est l'un des quatre anciens et actuels ministres qui font l'objet d'une enquête dans le cadre de l'enquête.
The Minister of Health Olivier Véran must also face the questions alongside his predecessor Agnès Buzyn.
Last week, searches were carried out at the homes and offices of Philippe and Véran.
Searches were also carried out at the home and office of the director of public health Jérôme Salomon.
Investigation into the management of the Covid-19 crisis: searches of the homes of Edouard Philippe, Olivier Véran, Agnès Buzyn and Jérôme Salomon https://t.co/uajr14V6kA
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The investigation was opened by the Court of Justice of the Republic, after dozens of complaints accusing the authorities of not having reacted quickly enough to the crisis. The Paris prosecutor’s office has also opened an investigation into accusations of manslaughter and endangering the lives of others.
Critics accuse the government of being too slow to roll out large-scale Covid-19 tests and downplay the importance of wearing masks at the start of the pandemic.
Nearly 34,000 people have died in France since the Covid-19 epidemic. The country is currently in the middle of the second wave of the epidemic with daily infection figures showing a sharp increase.
Since Saturday, the government has imposed a nighttime curfew in nine metropolitan regions in France to stem the rise in cases.
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