In China after the weakening of the led due to coronavirus quarantine resumed work markets of wild animals, announced on March 28, the British newspaper Daily Mail , citing its journalists in China.
One reporter visited such a market in Guilin in southwest China (the city is home to about 4.7 million people), where they sell fresh meat of dogs and cats – for the preparation of traditional Chinese hot dishes. According to the journalist, it was full of customers.
In Dongguan in the South of the country (population – more than 6.4 million) market wild animals has resumed. According to the correspondent, on the market everything looks like before the outbreak of coronavirus. He managed to take a picture of the Billboard on which buyers offer Scorpions, lizards and bats, which are widely used in Chinese folk medicine.
Journalists who gave to the publication of pictures said, “everything [in China] believe that flash [coronavirus] is over and no more to worry for them now is just someone else’s problem”. The only difference is that the guards are trying to prevent those who want to make a photo that has never happened before, they said.
In late February, the Chinese government introduced a temporary ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals for food. The decision stated that the trade in wild animals for medical purposes and scientific research will undergo a rigorous approval procedure. This decision was taken after authorities found evidence that the first infected with coronavirus in the country was a sellers or buyers market of wild animals and seafood “huanan” in Wuhan.
Scientists believe that the chain of transmission of the virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, were involved wild animals. According to data from the world health organization, the natural reservoir of SARS-CoV-2, most likely, are bats, and transmission of the virus to the people most likely occurred via an intermediate animal, domestic, wild or domesticated, which is not yet identified.
Publishing National Geographic notes that many Chinese eating wild animals “is a cultural phenomenon,” but it all depends on the region, for example, in Guangzhou eat a lot of exotic animals, local residents, and in Beijing, this tradition did not catch on.
The Chinese government permits to breed on the farms and sell the 54 species of wild animals including hamsters, turtles, and Siamese crocodiles. How markets in wildlife working in China is unknown, but according to respondents, National Geographic experts, hundreds of them. In the bazaars, in addition to the above animals, you can also buy frogs, snakes (including cobras) or palm of civet.
To curb the spread of the infection, the Chinese authorities in January imposed strict quarantine measures, 13 cities in Hubei province was effectively blocked. March 25, restrictions began to take off.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in Wuhan in December 2019. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to information of the National health Committee of the PRC on 3 April, with the start of the outbreak were infected 81 620, 3322 of them died. In recent years, the Chinese authorities report that the diagnosis COVID-19 in the country I have just arrived from abroad but in the US intelligence believe that China is hiding the extent of infection by the coronavirus.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1.08 million people, of whom more than 225 thousand recovered 58 243 died.