KUWAIT, April 23 (KUNA) – The Chinese Foreign Ministry denied on Thursday that there are so-called “wild animal markets” in the country, stressing that Beijing has embarked on a comprehensive ban on illegal activities in hunting, trading, transporting and consuming wild animals.
“The farmers ‘markets, the poultry and live seafood markets in China are not commercial markets for wild animals,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Jing Shuang at the daily press conference, according to Xinhua. “It is illegal to sell wild animals in farmers’ markets and seafood markets.” In China, it is punishable by law. “
Shuang said the Chinese government has always put people’s life and health a top priority, relevant departments and local governments in the country that have strengthened the management of farmers’ markets, live poultry and seafood markets since the outbreak of the Corona Corvid Covid-19 virus.
He pointed to the implementation of these departments and governments a series of strict quarantine inspections to ensure the implementation of all measures to prevent and control animal diseases.
It is believed that the Corona virus Covid-19 virus appeared late last year in a seafood market in Wuhan, central China, which was selling wild animals illegally before the outbreak expanded and spread in most of the countries of the world.