February 21, 2020 / 8:11 AM / 3 months ago

China police handle 274 cases of price gouging, hoarding during virus outbreak

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s police authorities have handled 274 cases of illegal commercial practices such as price gouging and hoarding during the coronavirus outbreak, an official with China’s public security bureau told a briefing on Friday.

Li Jingsheng, the director of the public security administration at the Ministry of Public Security, also said they have dealt with a total of 1,787 cases of illegal wildlife trafficking during the outbreak.

China has temporarily banned all such wild animal trade, as the coronavirus is believed to have originated in a seafood market in Wuhan.

Reporting by Yingzhi Yang and David Stanway

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