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Several countries seek ban on wildlife markets

May 26. 2020
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By The Nation

Several countries have pointed out that wildlife wet markets are the cause of the Covid-19 outbreak, especially pointing the finger at one in the Chinese city of Wuhan which sold dogs, foxes, rats, squirrels, wolf cubs and salamanders among other animals.

The Australian government on its part has urged G20 member countries to take action against these markets, calling them a biosecurity and human health risk.

Meanwhile, the World Economic Forum is seeking international measures to control wildlife trading as it says the Covid-19 pandemic would cause damages worth US$1 trillion (Bt31.92 trillion) to the global economy, with vulnerable communities being hit the hardest.

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