China cracks down on wildlife trade amid coronavirus outbreak

Move is latest measure to make public safety a top priority in bid to contain virus.

The rising death toll and increasingly rapid spread of the new coronavirus has prompted China’s President Xi Jinping to declare the outbreak a “grave” situation.

He has also said public safety is the government’s top priority.

This comes as more cities lock down public transportation.

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Beijing.