A trending video showing Cantonese-speaking diners preparing to eat bat soup made with the nocturnal animal has now gone viral.
The new strain of coronavirus, which emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan last month, has killed at least 25 people, caused illness in more than 800 and caused the city of 11 million to be in lockdown.
The virus, which can cause pneumonia, is poorly understood. Scientists now fear it may have spread to humans from snakes or bats. Thoughts?