Police raid French Minister of Health’s home and office for Covid negligence

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At around 20,000, new daily infections are increasing at a record rate, putting further strain on the hospital system. The virus has killed more than 33,000 people to date in France, the ninth record in the world.Jean-Luc Reitzer, member of the opposition in the French parliament hospitalized with a serious case of coronavirus, said he was shocked by the searches.

“Do our citizens seriously believe that the shortages, which were real, were intentional? He told BFM.

Jean-Christophe Lagarde of the centrist UDI party declared: “It is not urgent today. We have to fight the second wave and I am not convinced that we should waste time with this.

He added that he did not believe that “the ministers were criminally responsible in this matter”.

The far-right deputy Gilbert Collard described this research as “a real declaration of war by justice against political powers”.

But Marie-Christine Verdier-Jouclas, member of the ruling LREM party of Mr. Macron, said that it was a “normal procedure” and “to prove that there is no justice system to two speeds ”.

Other investigations are in progress. In Paris, prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation into “manslaughter” and “endangering the life of others”.

Meanwhile, current Prime Minister Jean Castex is the subject of a complaint from Victims Coronavirus France, a group of 200 civilian plaintiffs who accuse the government of “flying blind” in the current epidemic.

Edouard Philippe’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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