New Health minister appointed

New Health minister appointed - Olivier Véran, has been appointed as France’s new Health minister replacing Agnès Buzyn who is now running for mayor of Paris following a sexting scandal with the previous candidate, and ally of French President Emmanuel Macron, Benjamin Griveaux.  39-year-old Olivier Véran a neurologist, is faced with several problems as he takes over the position, including the current hospital crisis in France and the epidemic of the coronavirus Covid-19.

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Evening Update Friday 18 September 2020

The Prefect of the Alpes Maritimes announced new measures today to combat the spread of covid-19 in Nice. ... Evening Update Friday 18 September 2020 Read More

18/09/2020

Lunchtime News Friday 18th September 2020

The president of the “Citizens” association David Nakache, has criticized loudspeakers in Nice broadcasting anti-Covid-19 prevention messages saying “... Lunchtime News Friday 18th September 2020 Read More

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French and Riviera News Friday 18th September 2020

A man has died following a diving accident in Cavalaire-sur-Mer in the Var. The accident occurred at a popular site for divers in the region.... French and Riviera News Friday 18th September 2020 Read More

18/09/2020

Evening Update Thursday 17 September 2020

French Minister of Health Olivier Veran has been providing an update this evening on the government’s coronavirus strategy and has specifically addres... Evening Update Thursday 17 September 2020 Read More

17/09/2020