China’s capital has agreed to ban the city’s wildlife trade.
The authorities passed a new law, enforcing even stricter penalties on the violators, according to the information.
China Global Television Network (CGTN) announced on Sunday that the new regulation is a cautious response to the outbreak of coronavirus, which is believed to be caused by bats.
Chairwoman of the Legislative Commission of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, Wang Rongmei said the new rules would be enforced from June 1 this year.
In China, 82,827 people tested positive for COVID-19 and 4,632 people died.
Scientists in Myanmar have discovered six entirely new coronaviruses in bats of the same family as the rapidly spreading COVID-19 viruses worldwide.
The sponsored program called PREDICT was initiated by the government of Myanmar to discover infectious transmittable diseases from animals to humans.
Since bats are the prime suspects of transmitting coronaviruses, Myanmar’s scientist researched and concluded that this is the very first time such viruses are found anywhere in the world.
The study indicates further that the newly identified COVID-19 is not closely linked to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS CoV-1), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or COVID-19 coronaviruses.