Even as Parisians continue to struggle under lockdown, members of the French elite, potentially including government ministers, have been caught attending rulebreaking secret restaurants in the French capital.
French TV channel M6 aired secretly recorded footage of clandestine dinners at an “underground restaurant located in a beautiful part” of Paris.
The clip shows guests at the restaurant without masks openly kissing each other and violating social distancing rules. There also appears to be no restrictions on the number of guests allowed.
The cost of the dinners – as much as €490 euros per person, underscores the fact that the private club caters exclusively for wealthy visitors.
According to an anonymous organizer of such events, they are occurring two or three times a week and are attended by government ministers.
Last night, Paris’ chief prosecutor Remy Heitz launched an investigation into the matter, asserting that organizers and participants will be prosecuted.