U.S. may impose coronavirus-related sanctions on China

U.S. may impose coronavirus-related sanctions on China

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he will look into the legislation introduced in the Senate a day earlier that proposes sanctions on China if it fails to cooperate and provide a full accounting of the events leading up to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

"I will certainly look at it (the legislation), they build to sanction China so I will certainly take a look at it. I have not seen it yet," Trump said.

The legislation was introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham and eight other senators on Tuesday. Following the Senate legislation, Congressman Doug Collins on Wednesday introduced the COVID-19 Accountability Act to hold China accountable for creating a global pandemic by giving the president the authority to impose sanctions on China if they fail to cooperate, The Economic Times reported.

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