Europe1 .fr with AFP 5:23 p.m., February 15, 2022

The trial of the November 13 attacks will not resume until February 22, said the president of the assize court Jean-Louis Périès.

This Tuesday, he explained that two of the eleven accused were positive for Covid.

It is the third since the start, last September, that the trial has been suspended due to positive cases.

The trial of the November 13 attacks will not resume until February 22 because of two new cases of Covid among the accused, Jean-Louis Périès announced on Tuesday during an express hearing.

Two of the eleven accused detained, the Belgian-Moroccan Mohamed Amri and the Algerian Adel Haddadi, tested positive for Covid, said the magistrate.

Already the third interruption due to the Covid 

“This virus seems to have attached itself to us,” commented the president of the special assize court in Paris.

"If everything goes normally, this would allow the hearing to resume next Tuesday. This implies that the state of health of the two defendants allows their appearance", he indicated.

Hearings scheduled for this week will resume next week.

But, to make up for the accumulated delay, they will also take place on Mondays from April.

The verdict will be delivered "the week of June 13 if all goes well", announced Jean-Louis Périès.

The trial of the attacks of November 13, 2015 - which killed 130 people in Paris and Saint-Denis - began on September 8, 2021. But it has already been three times because of Covid contamination.

Already in early January, the trial was suspended after the main defendant, Salah Abdeslam, tested positive for coronavirus.