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People wearing face masks buy meat from a butcher after the novel coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, China, February 23, 2020. - REUTERS/Thomas Peter
People wearing face masks buy meat from a butcher after the novel coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, China, February 23, 2020. - REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING: China on Monday declared an immediate and “comprehensive” ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the deadly Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The country’s top legislative committee met on Monday and approved a proposal “on comprehensively prohibiting the illegal wildlife trade, abolishing the bad habit of overconsumption of wildlife, and effectively protecting the lives and health of the people,” state television reported. - AFP

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