A Billion Dollar lawsuit against China for damages brought by COVID-19

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Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags at the Schloss Bellevue presidential residency in Berlin on March 28, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a landmark visit to fellow export powerhouse Germany Friday, the third leg of his European tour, expected to cement flourishing trade ties and focus on the Crimea crisis. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

By Tenzin Dharpo


DHARAMSHALA, Mar. 18: China has been sued with a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Thursday for allegedly covering up the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic during its initial stages, for their economic interest and putting the rest of the world in grave danger.


The plaintiffs, residents of Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County, and The Pitching Lab LLC sued China’s National Health Commission, Ministry of Emergency Management, Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Government of Hubei Province and the Government of Wuhan for alleged negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, intentional infliction of emotional distress, strict liability for conducting ultra-hazardous activity, and public nuisance.


The lawsuit stated, “The PRC and other Defendants, acting from their own economic self-interest and looking to protect their place as a super-power, failed to report the outbreak as quickly as they could have; underreported cases; and failed to contain the outbreak despite knowing the seriousness of the situation”.


It further said that China censored whistle blowers including doctors and downplayed dangers of the virus even though the authorities knew that the disease spread from human to human at an early stage of the outbreak.


“As a direct and proximate result of Defendants’ nuisance, as described herein, Named Plaintiffs and the members of the classes have been injured and harmed, and have suffered damages and economic harms, and seek actual, special, and compensatory damages,” the lawsuit further said.


Globally, as of Wednesday, there are 204,831 positive cases and 8,272 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus.




2 Responses

  1. Chinese Government
    should pay for their own people & rest of the world due to damage cause & lost of Life

  2. The Chinese Government should be held liable for the spread of covid 19 that is bringing havoc to the people of the world. Their failure and reluctance to act right from the start, and silencing of medical personal who first warned about this decease.
    This should be an eye opener for the rest of the world not to have any business dealings with Communist regime in China. It is time for rest of the world to produce their own goods and not rely on China.

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