Despite the lockdown rules, French ministers are among the guests who risk going to jail for Paris dinners

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French ministers among those risking jail for attending £ 400 champagne and caviar dinners at a private club in Paris’ in violation of lockdown rules

  • An astonishing claim is made in a film shot in Paris by undercover investigators
  • A waiter says: ‘Once you get through the door there is no more Covid’
  • Comes as France is hit with 60,000 new cases of Covid every day

According to a shocking new report, French government ministers are among those who risk jail time for attending secret £ 400 plus champagne and caviar dinners who violate Coronavirus lockdown rules.

The astonishing claim is made in a film shot in Paris by undercover investigators from the M6 ​​news channel.

“Once you get through the door, there is no more Covid,” a waiter tells them as they enter an unfamiliar location in the center of the French capital.

According to a shocking new report, French government ministers are among those who risk jail time for attending secret £ 400 plus champagne and caviar dinners who violate Coronavirus lockdown rules.

According to a shocking new report, French government ministers are among those who risk jail time for attending secret £ 400 plus champagne and caviar dinners who violate Coronavirus lockdown rules.

The astonishing claim is made in a film shot in Paris by undercover investigators from the M6 ​​news channel

The astonishing claim is made in a film shot in Paris by undercover investigators from the M6 ​​news channel

The astonishing claim is made in a film shot in Paris by undercover investigators from the M6 ​​news channel

‘We want people to feel at ease. It’s a private club, we want people to feel like they are at home, ” he adds.

It comes as President Emmanuel Macron’s government is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, which includes up to 60,000 new cases of the disease in France every day.

The evening meal menu starts at £ 136 (€ 160) per dinner and then increases to £ 416 (€ 490) for a feast with a shared bottle of champagne and caviar.

This is despite the fact that restaurants, cafes and bars have all closed in Paris since last year to combat rising Covid-19 rates.

Intensive care units are currently overwhelmed with more than 1,500 patients in the Paris region who are in a life-threatening condition due to the disease.

When approached, the unknown organizer of the Paris dinner said the practice was “very common and” I ate at two or three restaurants this week. ‘

'Once you get through the door there is no more Covid,' a waiter tells them as they enter an unknown location in the center of the French capital.

'Once you get through the door there is no more Covid,' a waiter tells them as they enter an unknown location in the center of the French capital.

Pictured: Images from inside the private club

Pictured: Images from inside the private club

‘Once you get through the door there is no more Covid,’ a waiter tells them as they enter an unknown location in the center of the French capital.

He said he was aware of VIPs, including government ministers, who had reserved a table, adding, ‘We are still a democracy, we do what we want’.

Lawyers, show business celebrities, and high profile businessmen would also enjoy the secret meals, noon and night.

Last Thursday, French Prime Minister Jean Castex told MPs in Parliament that anyone who was ‘likely to endanger the lives of others’ by hosting illegal parties was sentenced to one year in prison and fined up to £ 12,750 (€ 15,000).

“Prosecutors will be asked to systematically prosecute perpetrators who organize secret events that could endanger the lives of others,” he said.

According to figures from the French Ministry of the Interior, since January 1, the police have prevented 326 illegal events breaking the blockage of the Coronavirus from being held.

Mr. Castex “also asked the Home Secretary to increase the number of police officers and gendarmes for this task.”

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