Video Duration 02 minutes 17 seconds

Coronavirus: Outbreak puts wildlife markets in the spotlight

A month after WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Al Jazeera visits ‘wet’ markets, whose trade is blamed for the outbreak.

A warning, viewers may find some of the images in Jessica Washington’s report disturbing.

The pandemic has put the spotlight on Asia’s wet markets – or markets where wildlife is sold for food or medicine – and the risks they pose.

Scientists believe the coronavirus originated in a seafood market in Wuhan where wild animals were also being sold.

Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia.