Chinese Market At Center Of Coronavirus Outbreak Sold Live Koalas, Snakes, Rats, Wolf Puppies And More

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The Chinese food market at the centre of the deadly Sars-like virus outbreak has claimed they sold live koalas, snakes, rats and wolf pups to locals to eat.

The Huanan Seafood market in Wuhan in China is under investigation with officials believing the coronavirus originated from a wild animal that was sold at the venue.

So far the highly-contagious virus has killed 17 people and infected hundreds around Asia.

According to the South China Morning Post, the market’s advertising board had live foxes, crocodiles, wolf puppies, salamanders, snakes, rats, peacocks, porcupines, bats and koalas.

The sale of live animals has shocked a number of locals and people from all around the globe.

According to the list, there are 112 live animals and animal products available at the market.

Coronavirus represents a wide variety of viruses present in animals that can in certain circumstances jump to humans.

The Chinese government has quarantined the city where the deadly coronavirus originated and plans to shut down the airport and public transport, according to reports on the country’s social media networks.