McConnell says he is spearheading broad coronavirus liability bill


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he is helping to spearhead a broad legislative package that would provide protection against coronavirus-related litigation for businesses and a range of other entities.

“Our legislation is going to create a legal safe harbor for businesses, nonprofits, governments and workers and schools who are following public health guidelines,” McConnell said on the floor of the Senate.

He did not say when the legislation would be introduced.

Reporting by David Morgan, Editing by Franklin Paul