Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Hundreds of bats have been culled in the Southeast Asian country Indonesia as part of measures to tackle a new type Coronavirus outbreak. In Indonesia, bats found at the Depok animal market in the city of Solo, which is also the birthplace of President Joko Widodo, were culled in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The decision, which sparked a backlash from animal rights Keepers, was made after a lengthy review by the government's agriculture and health authorities.
Hundreds of bats in cages covered with plastic bags were anaesthetized before the culling, which was carried out by Health Ministry officials.
Measures have been stepped up in the country following the death of a 53-year-old woman from coronavirus last Wednesday. Some workplaces in Jakarta have started to have body temperature controls. Public transport is also being disinfected regularly.