As new cases of the coronavirus continue to decline in China, thousands of people have started to flood back into controversial wet markets across the country.
The city of Wuhan, which has been considered ground zero for the virus outbreak, has started to reopen after being placed on a strict two-month lockdown.
“The markets have gone back to operating in exactly the same way as they did before coronavirus,” a correspondent to visited the market told the publication.
'Everyone here believes the outbreak is over and there's nothing to worry about any more. It's just a foreign problem now as far as they are concerned,' said one of the China-based correspondents who captured these images for The Mail on Sunday.
“The only difference is that security guards try to stop anyone taking pictures, which would never have happened before.”
Another market in Guilin, in southwest China, was full of cats and dogs crammed into cages in filthy conditions and available for slaughter.