Maas urged not to expect from China damages caused by COVID 19

MOSCOW, April 17 – RIA Novosti. Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas said in an interview with Bild that cannot be expected from single country, including China, damages arising in connection with the coronavirus, and urged to change cultural habits that lead to the spread of diseases.

Earlier, the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called unacceptable the claim China because of the coronavirus reparation sounding from the Western countries.

“it seems to Me relatively illusory to say that the money can be claimed of China… the Belief that all costs can be attributed to one country, is relatively illusory,” said Maas. He added that the fight against financial and economic implications of the coronavirus will cost more than fighting directly by the virus, and stressed that all countries expected contribution, including at the EU level.

He also noted that “does not understand” open a seafood market in Wuhan, where he could spread the disease.

“When we talk about the pandemic, we are talking about hygiene. We know that in other countries, regions totally different culture and approach to health…if we want to prevent in future the recurrence of such a pandemic, much will depend on hygiene… And everyone has to contribute, you may have to change cultural habits. We here this too do: we communicate differently, we keep our distance, we don’t shake hands, moves everywhere in disguise,” said the Minister.