Paul McCartney spoke about a possible cause of the spread of coronavirus

Paul McCartney, one of the founders of The Beatles and 16-time Grammy Award winner, expressed confidence that the cause of the spread of coronavirus was the Chinese "wet markets" with fresh meat and fish.

According to the musician, storing perishable products in unsanitary conditions and eating possible carriers of infection is a "medieval practice."

"I hope the Chinese government says. All right guys, we need to be super-hygienic," McCartney told SiriusXM radio station host Howard Stern.

The musician compared the refusal of China to close markets with the country's use of slavery until its abolition in the 20th century.