Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the lawsuits against China in the Covid-19 case are a farce. In this way, he commented on the information that residents of Latin America are demanding compensation from Beijing and the World Health Organization for the epidemic.
Hundreds of Mexicans have joined the lawsuit against China and the World Health Organization by Buenos Aires-based International Law Offices, according to AFP. They are asking for compensation From 200,000 up to $800,000 for the illness or death of loved ones in Covid-19.
These lawsuits are being brought for negligence in the management of Covid-19 by both China and the World Health Organization said the company’s representative in Mexico, Dennis Gonzalez.
Poplavsky law firm said residents from other countries, including Colombia and Argentina, were also among the plaintiffs, but Gonzalez did not provide a figure. Millions of dollars in lawsuits are filed with the United Nations office in Geneva. China and the World Health Organization are accused Violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Agence France-Presse reported.
However, lawyers are skeptical about the possibility of obtaining any compensation. People know they’re going to fail, but all of a sudden they file lawsuits said Lourdes Marleck Rios Nava, an expert in international law at the Autonomous University of Mexico.
In Beijing, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that “China’s response to COVID-19 is flawless.” In his opinion “The Chinese achieved a strategic victory” about the virus, and “any reckless allegations against China about Covid-19 would be nothing more than a farce”.
The first cases of Covid-19 were detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019. In China, the epidemic is now largely under control, but the local authorities in Wuhan They were criticized for their reaction in the initial period of the crisis and accused of trying to cover it up. Doctor Li Wenliang, who was one of the first to try to warn about the virus, was reprimanded by local police.
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