China’s ill-famed ‘wet markets’ from where the Coronavirus is said to be originated have been reopened, selling bats, pangolins and dogs for human consumption.

China’s ill-famed ‘wet markets’ from where the Coronavirus is said to be originated have been reopened, selling bats, pangolins and dogs for human consumption.

This step of China could prove dangerous for humanity as scientists believe that the Covid-19 causing coronavirus first lurked in a bat in China.

The media report suggests that a 55-year-old man from China’s Hubei province could have been the first person to have contracted Covid-19 through one such ‘wet market’.

“The markets have gone back to operating in exactly the same way as they did before coronavirus,” Washington Examiner quoted a correspondent of ‘A Mail on Sunday’ as saying.

Huanan Seafood Market in China’s Wuhan is believed to be the epicentre of  coronavirus which shocked the world and snatched away the lives of millions. Till date, as total as 38,000 people have died across the world.

However, the markets are under watchful eyes of guards, who ensure no one is able to take pictures of the blood-soaked floors, slaughtering of dogs and rabbits, and scared animals cramped in cages.

“The evidence is highly suggestive that the outbreak is associated with exposures in one seafood market in Wuhan,” the World Health Organisation had said in a statement on January 12.

Four months on, the pandemic seems to be far from over even as Beijing celebrates victory over coronavirus with no vaccination insight for the pathogen, which many people worldwide call Wuhan virus or Chinese virus.

Several scientists, medical experts and animal rights activists have called for a ban on China’s wet markets but the Asian country seems to have not learnt from its mistakes.

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