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Opinion survey on COVID-19 and wildlife trade in 5 asian markets

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, which is suspected to originate in Wuhan in the Hubei province of China, has now become a global pandemic. With illegal and unregulated wildlife markets likely to increase the risk of outbreaks such as coronavirus, WWF commissioned GlobeScan to conduct a survey among the general public in Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to measure and better understand opinions on what support looks like for the closure of all illegal and unregulated markets, within the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic.