American President, Donald Trump has suggested that China will be billed a substantial amount of money for the damage caused by Coronavirus.
In recent weeks, China has come under increased scrutiny for withholding early reports of the outbreak in Wuhan, despite official claims from Beijing that the country had been “transparent and responsible” since the virus first appeared.
During his press conference in the Rose Gardens at the White House, Trump said: “There are a lot of ways you can hold them accountable.
“We’re doing very serious investigations, as you probably know. And we are not happy with China. We are not happy with that whole situation.
“Because we believe it could have been stopped at the source. It could have been stopped quickly, and it wouldn’t have spread all over the world.”
After being questioned by a reporter about a German newspaper’s alleged “invoice” of $160 billion to China for “coronavirus damage”, he replied: “We could do something much easier than that.
“We have ways of doing things a lot easier than that.
“Germany’s looking at things, and we’re looking at things, and we’re talking about a lot more money than Germany’s talking about.
“We haven’t determined the final amount yet. It’s very substantial.
“If you look at the world, I mean, this is worldwide damage. This is damage to the U.S., but this is damage to the world.”