sssp://img.5ch.net/ico/morara.gif China reopens food markets after declaring victory against COVID-19 virus; food markets still selling bats
China reopened its food markets that sell live animals after the country declared ‘victory’ over the COVID-19 virus, Daily Mail reported on 28 March.
The country has earlier temporarily banned the trade of live animals at food markets in January, following reports on the potential links of wildlife animals and the new coronavirus (COVID-19). But now that China has defeated the virus, the food markets have resumed business again.
On 28 March, China began to lift a two-month lockdown on the Chinese city of Wuhan – where the COVID-19 virus first emerged – after the country declared its victory against the virus outbreak, Reuters reported.
Director of the National Health Commission, Ma Xiaowei said that the country had contained the virus, with Wuhan having about 63,000 COVID-19 patients being discharged.
Following that, a Daily Mail correspondent photographed a medicine seller who resumed its business with a billboard advertising bats, scorpions, and other animals.
‘Everyone here believes the outbreak is over and there’s nothing to worry about anymore. It’s just a foreign problem now as far as they are concerned,’ said one of the Daily Mail’s China-based correspondents.