In Florida filed a class action lawsuit against the Chinese government due to the spread of coronavirus infection. Less than a month he was joined by more than 5 thousand US citizens. On 9 April, told the Russian service of”voice of America”.
The plaintiffs demand from the PRC government compensation for damage COVID-19. According to the authors of the lawsuit, Beijing negligence, allowing the spread of the coronavirus worldwide.
Similar class actions were also filed in courts in Nevada and Texas.
“Our claim is true of those who physically suffered as a result of exposure to the virus… it also applies to commercial activities of China’s trade-related in the markets where they sell the meat of wild animals,” – said in comments the service representative of the law firm Berman Law Group.
According to estimates of the British think tank “the Henry Jackson Society”, a potential U.S. claim against China for damage caused by coronavirus can be $1.2 trillion. British intelligence published a report which noted that China is potentially liable for damage caused by incorrect actions in the early stage of the outbreak of coronavirus – namely, the deliberate withholding of information from the world health organization, which analysts called a violation of International health regulations.
The “Henry Jackson society” encourages countries to sue China.
According to the lawyer David Fiedler from the University of Washington in St. Louis, States, including the US, are unlikely to file formal complaints against China in pandemic coronavirus.
In the history of international law, the responsibility of the authorities of one state for damage caused to the other country, was first recognized by the court of arbitration in the 1920-ies, reminiscent of the “Voice of America”. Then Canadian metallurgical plant, working in British Columbia, singled out toxic fumes, causing damage to forests and crops in adjacent areas of Canada and in the U.S. state of Washington. To resolve the dispute, Canada and the United States created the Tribunal, with the result that Canada has agreed to pay US compensation for damage caused by plant damage. Lawyers believe that China in the same way guilty in not being able to contain the epidemic in the country.
“If in Canada at the time acted adequate laws for the protection of the environment, the steel mill does not pollute the atmosphere and not caused damage to the United States. If China were supported by an adequate regulatory regime for food safety, the spread of harm could have been avoided”, – said the Professor of law at the University of Washington Russell Miller.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in China in December 2019. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The number of infected coronavirus infection in the world on the morning of 11 April was 1 698 416. This is evidenced by the American Johns Hopkins University that tracks the spread of the disease. Died COVID-19 102 774 peoplehave recovered 376 677.
In the USA the number of people infected has exceeded half a million – 501 560. Victims of the disease become 18 777, recovered 29 132.
In Ukraine the total number of infected persons was 2511. Inthis since the beginning of the flash recorded 73 death.