Even as thousands continue to die due to the deadly COVID-19 that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the country's infamous wet markets have started opening up again, much to the dismay of the world.
A wet market, more specifically, the Huanan Seafood Market in China’s Wuhan is believed to be the epicentre of the novel coronavirus that has gripped the world by the throat, killing over 40,000 and infecting more than 8,00,000. Several scientists, medical experts and animal rights activists have called for a ban on China’s wet markets but the country has turned a blind eye to its "pandemicy" mistake.
Joining the bandwagon, actor Sandhya Mridul expressed her shock over the reopening of these markets. She tweeted: “Are you effin serious?! Khud ko kha jao yaar (eat yourself instead),” adding a punch emoji in the end.
Are you effin serious?! Khud ko kha jao yaar. 👊🏻 https://t.co/9U8CXuXrkw— Sandhya Mridul (@sandymridul) April 1, 2020
“The markets have gone back to operating in exactly the same way as they did before coronavirus,” Washington Examiner quoted a correspondent of A Mail on Sunday as saying. The only difference is that these inhumane markets are under watchful eyes of guards, who ensure no one is able to take pictures of the blood-soaked floors, unhygienic conditions, poor animals, including dogs and cats, cramped in a cage.