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Missouri government has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Chinese government. In the lawsuit, Missouri says that the government and its officials “suppressed information, arrested whistleblowers, and denied the contagious nature of the virus, which resulted in deaths and severe economic consequences in Missouri.”

Read more from the lawsuit here.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Tuesday morning.

According to the lawsuit, Missouri seeks relief on one count of public nuisance, one count of abnormally dangerous activities, and two counts of breach of duty, the release said. Remedies could include civil penalties and restitution, abatement of the public nuisance, cessation of abnormally dangerous activities, punitive damages, and more.

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