China seeks to fast-track ban on trade in wild animals amid coronavirus outbreak

China seeks to fast-track ban on trade in wild animals amid coronavirus outbreak

The Chinese government is expected to fast-track a ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals after the practice was linked to the Covid-19 outbreak.On Monday the official news agency Xinhua reported that the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress would review the ban at a meeting on February 24.The committee will also discuss the decision to postpone the annual legislative session that had been due to take place in early March.Trading and consumption of wild animals has…


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