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  • The streets around Wuhan’s Wet Market today lie eerily empty.

    Blocked off by blue barricades, it is blamed for a global pandemic.

    A virus linked to several of its stall holders, forced the Chinese government to shut it down on January 1.

    The same day, China contacted the World Health Organisation to let them know about what we now call Covid-19.

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