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
Indonesia

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

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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