By Business Insider. The Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, has banned the trade of live animals at food markets after one location was linked to the spread of the disease
Police in the central Chinese city were conducting checks to ensure that the rule was enforced by the city’s roughly 11 million residents, the BBC said Wednesday, citing state media reports.
The move comes after the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan was shuttered on January 1, after it was believed to be the starting point for the outbreak of 2019-nCov, also known as the Wuhan virus.
Before its closure, the market was selling an array of unusual animals for food, including young wolves and civet cats, which experts believe could play a part in the spread of disease. . .
Photos posted to social media also suggest the market was selling live wolf pups and civet cats, both of which are eaten in China.
Photo from Douban of a menu at #Wuhan Huanan Seafood Market. Don't know when it was taken, but they sell all kinds of wild animals incl. live wolf pups & palm civets. 2nd photo taken after outbreak discovered shows this storefront (3rd left) covering word “野 (wild)” in its name. pic.twitter.com/HiQlzX4XBX
— Muyi Xiao (@muyixiao) January 21, 2020
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A Terrifying Graph Shows How Fast the Wuhan Coronavirus Has Spread so Far and How Close It Is to Becoming a Pandemic
By Business Insider. An alarming graph shows how fast the Wuhan coronavirus has spread in the past two weeks alone and highlights how soon it could become a pandemic.
The bar graph was created and posted to Twitter by Cate Cadell, the China correspondent for Reuters, on Wednesday.
It shows that in the past three days the number of infections has risen sharply, as have the number of deaths and the number of countries discovering infected people.
The latest data here gives an indication of just how quickly we can expect new #WuhanCoronavirus cases to grow now testing capabilities are being expanded. Virus identified 12 days ago, but testing scope widened since the weekend. pic.twitter.com/fXaReWwQ3G
— Cate Cadell (@catecadell) January 22, 2020
(Read more from “A Terrifying Graph Shows How Fast the Wuhan Coronavirus Has Spread so Far and How Close It Is to Becoming a Pandemic” HERE)