More than 90% of the stalls at Wuhan’s biggest wet market have resumed business after the coronavirus lockdown was lifted from the former epicenter.

Footage released by state media shows vendors selling live crayfish at the huge Baishazhou market, which occupies 116 acres or the equivalent of 65 football fields.
Over 3,600 shops are now back in business at Baishazhou, which is one of the city’s main food wholesale markets. Officials have banned the trading of live wild animals or livestock to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Experts believe that the virus has been passed onto humans by wild animals, most likely bats, through an intermediate carrier.

Baishazhou is situated around 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) south of Huanan and supplies 70 percent of the city’s vegetables and frozen foods.

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