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Wet markets must conform to standards: WHO

Any “wet markets” that are allowed to reopen after coronavirus lockdowns must conform to stringent food and hygiene standards, World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has told a briefing.

Suspicion has fallen on a market selling live animals in the Chinese city of Wuhan as the possible origin of the new coronavirus.

“When these markets are allowed to reopen, it should only be on condition they conform to stringent food and hygiene standards,” Tedros said on Friday.

“Governments must rigorously enforce bans on trade of wildlife for food.”

Originally published as Wet markets must conform to standards: WHO

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