China's "wet markets" have opened up again – bats, psoriasis and dogs for human consumption.
The move is dangerous, as scientists believe that the coronavirus-causing Covid-19 first lurked in a bat in China and hopped to another animal before it was passed on to humans.
Various reports indicate that a 55-year-old man from the Chinese province of Hubei may have been the first to sign Covid-19 on such a "wet market".
"The markets are working the same way they did before the corona virus," the Washington Examiner quoted a correspondent from A Mail on Sunday.
However, the markets are under the watchful eye of guards, who ensure that no one can take pictures of the blood-soaked floors, the slaughter of dogs and rabbits, and the cramped animals.
The Huanan fish market in Wuhan, China, is believed to be the epicenter of the coronavirus that conquered the world, devoured millions to the United States, and killed nearly 38,000 people.
"The evidence strongly suggests that the outbreak is associated with exposure to a fish market in Wuhan," the World Health Organization said in a statement on January 12.
The pandemic does not seem to be over four months later, even though Beijing is celebrating the victory over the coronavirus without vaccine knowledge for the pathogen that many people worldwide call the Wuhan virus or the Chinese virus.
"Everyone here believes that the outbreak is over and there is no longer any reason to worry. It is now only a foreign problem for them," the Washington Examiner quoted a China-based correspondent.
Several scientists, medical experts, and animal rights activists have called for a ban on China's wet markets, but the Asian country doesn't seem to have learned from its mistakes.