AGECIES, New Delhi: The wet markets of China, which were the epicenters of the deadly coronavirus from where the pandemic spread to the rest of the world, have reopened selling bats, pangolins and dogs for human consumption, Times of India reported.
Wet markets refer to the markets that sale fresh meat, fish etc. In China these markets are known to sale meat of wild animals, which are known source of several deadly pathogens like the coronavirus.
The reopening of these dangerous wet markets has once again caused a scare across the world as scientists believe that COVID-19 was first found inside a bat in China and was transferred into another animal, before getting passed on to humans.
The scientific reports suggest that a 55-year-old woman from China’s Hubei province may have been the first person to have contracted COVID-19 through one such wet market. Huanan Seafood Market in China’s Wuhan is believed to be the epicenter of coronavirus, which swept the world, engulfing lakhs as far as the United States and killing nearly 42,000 people altogether.