Deaths in France after emergency lines breakdown, causes not clear - minister 

FILE PHOTO: French Health Minister Olivier Veran speaks during a news conference on the government strategy for the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Paris, France, April 22, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters


June 3, 2021

PARIS (Reuters) - Three to four deaths have been recorded in France following a breakdown of emergency phone line services on Wednesday, but it is too soon to establish whether there is a link between those deaths and the breakdown, said Health Minister Olivier Veran.

"We will do a full report about the human consequences that could have been the result of this crisis. We have registered three to four deaths nationwide at this moment. I do not know whether this list is complete and it is too soon to draw conclusions, notably whether there is a link between this breakdown and these deaths," Veran told reporters on Thursday.