Outgoing French prime minister Edouard Philippe looks on during the handover ceremony in the courtyard of the Matignon Hotel in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFP Outgoing French prime minister Edouard Philippe looks on during the handover ceremony in the courtyard of the Matignon Hotel in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFP
Outgoing French prime minister Edouard Philippe looks on during the handover ceremony in the courtyard of the Matignon Hotel in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: France to launch inquiry into ex-PM and ministers over handling of crisis

  • Edouard Philippe was just replaced on Friday in first stage of major government reshuffle
  • He and two health ministers are accused of neglecting their duties during Covid-19 pandemic

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Outgoing French prime minister Edouard Philippe looks on during the handover ceremony in the courtyard of the Matignon Hotel in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFP Outgoing French prime minister Edouard Philippe looks on during the handover ceremony in the courtyard of the Matignon Hotel in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFP
Outgoing French prime minister Edouard Philippe looks on during the handover ceremony in the courtyard of the Matignon Hotel in Paris on Friday. Photo: AFP
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