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WUHAN, January 22, Xinhua -- Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, suspended all operations related to terrestrial wildlife in the city from Wednesday to tackle the ongoing pneumonia epidemic.

Forest public security 1.23 Wuhan suspends operations related to terrestrial wildlife

Infrared monitors are set up to check passengers' body temperature in the train station in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Wuhan has called for a strengthened crackdown on illegal acts of poaching, raising, transporting and selling wildlife and related products in the city, according to the municipal bureau of gardening and forestry.

The city has also stopped issuing administrative permits related to wildlife, and required institutions and individuals who have obtained such permits to suspend operations.

Relevant public institutions such as the local zoo, a local forest park and a bird park have been closed to the public. Relevant activities have also been suspended. 

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