President Macron visits 'chloroquine-treatment' doctor

President Macron flew to Marseille to meet with controversial Covid-19 researcher Professor Didier Raoult

President Emmanuel Macron has held a “surprise” meeting with Professor Didier Raoult, infectious diseases specialist and pioneer of the use of chloroquine against Covid-19, ahead of his address to the public on Monday.

The meeting in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône, ‎Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), where Professor Raoult is based, was seen as a surprise as it had not been previously announced to the press.

Professor Raoult is a microbiologist and infectious diseases specialist, and head of the infectious diseases research unit l’Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection.

His work is part of the European Discovery Project, the clinical trials which are taking place in different laboratories in France and in Europe. See here.

The visit of Macron was part of wide consultations of experts, as the President prepares for his Monday's speech which is expected to cover a lockdown exit strategy ...

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