A man walks by a poster promoting the protection of wildlife animals in Beijing on March 11, 2020. Authorities have cracked down on the sale of wild animals for food. Photo: AP A man walks by a poster promoting the protection of wildlife animals in Beijing on March 11, 2020. Authorities have cracked down on the sale of wild animals for food. Photo: AP
A man walks by a poster promoting the protection of wildlife animals in Beijing on March 11, 2020. Authorities have cracked down on the sale of wild animals for food. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: what next for China’s wildlife trade ban?

  • The government has prohibited the sale of wild animals for food to try to stop the emergence of pandemic diseases like Covid-19
  • Much of those efforts are in response to a number of early cases linked to a wet market in Wuhan that sold exotic species

Topic |   Health in China
A man walks by a poster promoting the protection of wildlife animals in Beijing on March 11, 2020. Authorities have cracked down on the sale of wild animals for food. Photo: AP A man walks by a poster promoting the protection of wildlife animals in Beijing on March 11, 2020. Authorities have cracked down on the sale of wild animals for food. Photo: AP
A man walks by a poster promoting the protection of wildlife animals in Beijing on March 11, 2020. Authorities have cracked down on the sale of wild animals for food. Photo: AP
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