Sixteen COVID-19 rumors and facts about China (15)
2020/04/29
 

Rumor 15: China reopened wildlife markets.

Fact: China doesn't have so-called wildlife markets. The country has banned the illegal hunting, trafficking and consumption of wildlife.

China's top legislature, the National People's Congress Standing Committee, imposed a full ban on illegal wildlife trade and eating wild animals on Feb 24, 2020. The World Wide Fund for Nature praised the move.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/wwf-statement-on-china-s-revision-of-the-wildlife-protection-law

The reopened farmers' markets in Wuhan are for traditional produce, and sell vegetables, fruit, seafood and meat products. These places, like European seafood, fruit or vegetable markets, strictly follow the health regulations in China.

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