China’s wet markets back in business

The Chinese Communist Party-linked Global Times reported that they are supposed to abide by strict safety requirements to stop the virus spreading.

The outlet reported that shoppers entering Baishazhou market — the biggest wet market in Wuhan — must have their temperatures taken and show a green card that designates them as free of coronavirus symptoms.

Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market — which has been cited as the likely epicenter of the outbreak, possibly after the pathogen jumped from animals to humans — has been slated for permanent closure, AFP reported last month.

But Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert on the White House coronavirus task force, last week said China should shut down all wet markets due to the danger.