Posts Tagged ‘France’

France: Finance Minister Tests Positive For #COVID19

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon September 19, 2020
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire revealed Friday he had tested positive for the Coronavirus. Le Maire however says he has no symptoms and will continue to carry out his duties while quarantined at home. “I tested positive for COVID-19 this evening,” Le Maire said in a statement on Twitter, adding that he would remain […]

JUST IN: President Macron Names Jean Castex As New PM Of France

by Seun Adeuyion July 3, 2020
President of France, Emmanuel Macron on Friday named Jean Castex, as the country’s new prime minister, following the resignation of Edouard Philippe. President Macron is reshuffling the government to focus on restarting the economy after months of lockdown. Castex, 55, is a career public servant who has worked with multiple governments. France’s gradual reopening plan […]

JUST IN: France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Resigns

by Seun Adeuyion July 3, 2020
Edouard Philippe, French Prime Minister, on Friday morning, resigned along with the government. The presidential palace, who announced this on Friday, added that a new PM will be named “within hours”. According to the Elysée Palace, Philippe presented his resignation and that of his government, which was accepted by the president. In the short statement, […]

French Govt Bans The Use Of Hydroxychloroquine To Treat #COVID19

by Seun Adeuyion May 28, 2020
The French government on Wednesday banned the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, reversing a previous order from March that allowed the anti-malarial drug to be used as an experimental treatment for the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The change is effective immediately. Hydroxychloroquine — approved the US Food and Drug Administration […]

Lagos State Govt Urges Residents To Disregard List Of Hospitals Exposed To COVID-19 Cases

by Seun Adeuyion April 24, 2020
The Lagos State Government has urged members of the public to disregard a list making the round on social media of hospitals and health facilities purportedly exposed to COVID19 cases in the State. In a statement shared via the Twitter handle of the State’s Health Ministry, the Executive Secretary, Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency […]

France To Block Companies Registered In Tax Havens From Claiming COVID-19 Bailout Support

by Seun Adeuyion April 24, 2020
French firms registered in offshore tax havens will be barred from claiming aid from the government COVID-19 bailout. According to France Minister of Finance, Bruno Le Maire in an announcement, on Thursday, companies either registered in tax havens or controlling subsidiaries in them were ineligible for the 110 billion euro, or $108 billion, rescue package. BUSINESS […]