Missouri becomes the first US state to sue China over Covid-19

Missouri to sue China

The encounters with a pandemic are bound to elicit some reactions. There were very strong reactions people had against China ever since the pandemic broke out. However, Missouri, a State in the United States of America, sued the Chinese Government over the Covd-19 outbreak, by calling it “an appalling campaign of deceit.”

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in a federal court. The State Attorney, General Eric Schmitt claimed that the Chinese Officials are “responsible for the enormous death, suffering, and economic losses they inflicted on the world, including Missourians”, as reported by usatoday.com 

Schmitt also went on to say that the Chinese Government officials were “engaged in misrepresentations, concealment, and retaliation to conceal the gravity and seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak from the rest of the world.” 

As of Tuesday, the number of Coronavirus cases in Missouri rose to 215 according to the Johns Hopkins University. 

The lawsuit filed against the Chinese Government also goes on to further accuse them of worsening the Covid-19 pandemic by hoarding personal protective equipment, like masks. And while the world still continues to struggle with the rising number of Covid-19 cases, it stands unclear as to what productive use this accusation would lead to. 

Jonathan Turley, a professor of constitutional law at the George Washington University explains that “Such lawsuits are exceptionally difficult,” for the sole reason that China is protected by Sovereign Immunity. 

As of today, the number of Covid-19 cases worldwide went up to 25,73,143, out of which there have been 1,77,602 deaths

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