May 2, 2020 / 5:10 PM / 2 months ago

Considering China's actions over COVID-19 is for later, UK minister says

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick speaks during a daily news conference to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 2, 2020. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Considering China’s actions regarding the novel coronavirus crisis is something that the United Kingdom will look at later but the focus right now is dealing with the immediate impact of the outbreak, a British minister said on Saturday.

Asked by a reporter about the possibility of investigating China and even claiming reparations from the People’s Republic, housing minister Robert Jenrick said: “There will come a time when we will want to analyse the origins of the virus in detail and consider the actions of other countries but that’s not now.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Costas Pitas

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