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Nigeria Sues China For $200 Billion Over Coronavirus Pandemic



A group of Nigierian lawyers have initiated a legal suit against China in a high court sitting in the capital, Abuja. The group alleged China was to blame for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has brought the world to a halt.

They postulated that the defendant was culpable in the whole incident and are demanding a whopping $200 billion compensation to mitigate their loss of revenue.

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The twenty-five lawyers are led by Professor Epiphany Azinge, Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) and are determined to present their case and take home their compensation.

The defendants in the suit are listed as the Peoples’ Republic of China, Communist Party of China, Minister of Justice China, Minister in charge of the National Health Commission, National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan Institute of Virology and Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

They accused China of negligence after the country refused to inform the World Health Organisation and other countries on the outbreak of the viral disease which has since infected twelve million people and culminated in 542,000 deaths.

This will not be the first time a country has vowed to force China to pay for compensation on its loss of economic fortunes caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Even if the lawyers succeed with their case, China has told the global world it cannot be held responsible for the ongoing pandemic. Thus, it has absorb itself from any blame and subsequent legal actions.

The coronavirus disease was reported in late 2020 in the city of Wuhan, central China. However many health experts believed that it was much earlier and China had tried to suppressed it in its initial stages.

The disease subsequently spread through air travel across the globe leaving in its way colossal damage to world economies.