City officials also said the local government would take part in a wider national scheme to buy wild animal breeders out, with new controls citing that no exotic animals can be reared as food.
The announcement comes amid mounting pressure for China to put an end to its wildlife trade.
A moist market in Wuhan, the place stay animals are bought for meals, has been extensively thought to be floor zero for the lethal pandemic that has killed over 325,000 individuals worldwide.
There is now no evidence that supports the fact that the market caused the virus. The COVID-19 virus first appeared in Wuhan late past year and many linked its initial transmission to wild animal consumption, namely bats. Experts also say it's possible that another animal host-such as a pangolin-helped the virus make the leap to humans.More news: Trump admin signs deal with Phlow to manufacture COVID-19 medicines
Whereas China has managed to regulate the nation's coronavirus outbreak, Covid-19 continues to unfold the world over, with shut to 5 million circumstances.
Though it hasn't been confirmed, one of the suspected sources of the virus is the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, which had a live animal section reportedly selling everything from live wolf pups to scorpions. Earlier this yr, China's central authorities imposed a brief ban on wildlife trade and consumption, but the business largely returned to enterprise final month. "There are three options proposed - release of animals into the wild in suitable and non-residential habitat; utilisation by other industries such as zoos, laboratory research, and traditional medicine; or mass culling".
"The largest proportion of China's wildlife farming is the fur industry, worth 389 billion yuan ($55 billion) annually", the society said.More news: Toni Nadal Says Novak Djokovic is a Tougher Opponent Than Roger Federer
"WHO's position is that when these markets are allowed to reopen it should only be on the condition that they conform to stringent food safety and hygiene standards", Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's Director-General, said in a statement. Furthermore, town's territory has been labeled a wildlife sanctuary, and even looking wild animals with no legitimate motive - akin to scientific analysis - has additionally been prohibited.
"For the sake of people and animals, wildlife trade and consumption has to end, now", Gervais, a vegetarian and animal lover, told the Mirror.
To mitigate the ban's effect on the farmers who breed wildlife animals, the authorities in Wuhan are providing them with cash, CBS reported.More news: Iranian prosecutors extend Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's furlough from prison