China’s “wet markets” have reopened-selling human consumption bats, pangolins and puppies.
Scientists assume that the Covid-19, which causes coronavirus, first hopped into an animal in a bat in China, and then transferred to human beings.
Several reports suggest that the first person to have contracted Covid-19 in a “wet market” may be a 55-year-old man from China’s Hubei province.
“Markets have returned to work exactly as before coronavirus,” said Washington Examiner, correspondent for “A Sunday mail.”
But the markets are under the protection of the guards who make sure nobody can take pictures of the blood-swept streets, slaughter of dogs and rabbits and terrified animals close in cages.
The Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan China is believed to be the coronavirus epicenter that swept the globe, swallowed millions up to the United States and killed almost 38,000.
“The evidence that the outbreak is linked with exposures to one of the marine markets in Wuhan is strongly persuasive,” the World Health Organization said in a statement on 12 January.
Four months on, even though Beijing declares a victory over coronavirus without any vaccine insight into the pathogen, which are known to many worldwide as Wuhan virus or Chinese virus, the pandemic is far from over.
“Everybody here thinks the epidemic is over and nothing more can worry about it. It’s just a foreign problem for them,” Washington Examiner quoted a Chinese correspondent.
Various science experts, health experts and advocates on animal rights have called for a ban on China’s wet markets, but the Asian country does not seem to have learned from its mistakes.