Animal markets in Indonesia – like the Jatinegara Bird Market in East Jakarta – are seeing a drop in visitors, in part because the spread of Sars-CoV-2 coronavirushas shone a spotlight on the trade and consumption of wildlife. Photo: Getty Images Animal markets in Indonesia – like the Jatinegara Bird Market in East Jakarta – are seeing a drop in visitors, in part because the spread of Sars-CoV-2 coronavirushas shone a spotlight on the trade and consumption of wildlife. Photo: Getty Images
Animal markets in Indonesia – like the Jatinegara Bird Market in East Jakarta – are seeing a drop in visitors, in part because the spread of Sars-CoV-2 coronavirushas shone a spotlight on the trade and consumption of wildlife. Photo: Getty Images

Wet markets selling wildlife – birds, monkeys, bats and more – go quiet in Indonesia amid coronavirus pandemic

  • Across Indonesia, markets selling all manner of wildlife usually draw crowds of tourists and locals, but footfall has plunged as coronavirus infections rise
  • Authorities have taken steps to curb the wild animal trade, and an activist says social distancing and fear of eating bush meat may be keeping customers away

Topic |   Indonesia
Animal markets in Indonesia – like the Jatinegara Bird Market in East Jakarta – are seeing a drop in visitors, in part because the spread of Sars-CoV-2 coronavirushas shone a spotlight on the trade and consumption of wildlife. Photo: Getty Images Animal markets in Indonesia – like the Jatinegara Bird Market in East Jakarta – are seeing a drop in visitors, in part because the spread of Sars-CoV-2 coronavirushas shone a spotlight on the trade and consumption of wildlife. Photo: Getty Images
Animal markets in Indonesia – like the Jatinegara Bird Market in East Jakarta – are seeing a drop in visitors, in part because the spread of Sars-CoV-2 coronavirushas shone a spotlight on the trade and consumption of wildlife. Photo: Getty Images
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