The death toll in Italy during the pandemic has surpassed that for China, where the coronavirus was first discovered. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Italian prosecco maker apologises after owner asks China to pay compensation

  • Bottega Spa owner said in letter published by Italian newspaper that China should pay for not raising alarm sooner about outbreak
  • Distributors in China suspend relationship with the firm even after it apologises, following outrage on Chinese social media
Topic |   China economy
The death toll in Italy during the pandemic has surpassed that for China, where the coronavirus was first discovered. Photo: EPA-EFE
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