Germany has joined the likes of France, the U.K. and the U.S. in slamming China and declared the worldwide devastation caused by coronavirus pandemic as the sole responsibility of Beijing.

A major newspaper in Germany has led to an outrage in China after it published a detailed breakdown of €149bn worth of damages due to coronavirus pandemic that supposedly Beijing owes to the country.

Directly aiming its anger at China for the global economic loss and misery being caused by COVID-19, Germany has joined the long list of countries headed by the U.S. who have long accused China of hiding the facts related to coronavirus spread across borders.

The U.S. President Donald Trump has already declared that China will ‘have to bear the consequences’ if it is proved that they were knowingly responsible for exposing the world to the coronavirus.

"It could have been stopped in China before it started and it wasn’t, and the whole world is suffering because of it,” Trump told reporters. “If it was a mistake, a mistake is a mistake. But if they were knowingly responsible, then there should be consequences.”

Germany’s largest tabloid paper, Bild, published the itemized invoice for €149bn worth of economic damage caused by coronavirus in Germany. It includes a €27 billion worth of loss to the tourism sector,€50 billion loss to the small businesses and about a million Euros an hour loss to the German airlines Lufthansa.

In response to the bill, Chinese officials have responded that “stirs up xenophobia and nationalism.”

"Xi Jinping, your government and your scientists had to know long ago that coronavirus is highly infectious, but you left the world in the dark about it," said Bild Editor-in-Chief Julian Reichelt.

Meanwhile, Germany has initiated it’s efforts to restore the economy by opening small shops ion certain areas. For the first time in several weeks, Germany declared coronavirus pandemic “under control” in the country.

Germany has been one of the worst-affected countries by COVID-19 in the world. However, it has also been the first one among them to bounce back quickly. Even though the health ministry has declared that people will not be able to go back to their normal lives for a long time, Germany has done massive work in putting a curb on the rate of infections.

Some of the restrictions in the country may last until 2021.

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A medical worker in protective gear (C) tends to a patient on March 24, 2020 at the new COVID 3 level intensive care unit for coronavirus COVID-19 cases at the Casal Palocco hospital near Rome, during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images

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