Although it looked like a local problem that was born in Wuhan, China, the new form of the coronavirus Covid-19 spread like wildfire across the globe. The total number of coronavirus cases is nearing 3 million (April 24, 2020) and unfortunately, the death toll is almost 200,000.
The virus is thought to have originated in a wet market in Wuhan. Wet markets are popular and common in East and Southeast Asia. The problem is not the market itself but the vendors that sell live wildlife for human consumption. Covid-19 is theorized to have been transferred from bats to pangolins, and from pangolins to humans via consumption.