A law firm in the U.S. is suing the Chinese government for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Berman Law Group wants more than $6 trillion in compensation for the lives lost and economic devastation caused by the global pandemic.
Their class action alleges that China hid the deadliness of COVID-19 from the rest of the world for crucial weeks after the outbreak began.
They claim this allowed the highly contagious virus to spread unimpeded across the globe while China took measures to protect its own citizens.
More than 10,000 people have signed on, including family members of coronavirus victims and frontline healthcare workers.
“China is going to have to be held accountable for what they did,” chief strategist behind the class action, Jeremy Alters said on Sunrise.