The Nehru Zoological Park, one of the largest zoos in Asia, has been closed for visitors. More than two dozen staff of the zoo were found to be corona infected.
There have been reports of an outbreak of animal epidemic for the first time amid the second wave of Corona virus infection in India. 8 Asiatic lions have been found infected with the corona virus at Hyderabad’s Nehru Zoological Park. According to the report of the English newspaper The Hindu, the authorities have confirmed this. These are lion positive in RT-PCR investigations. However, the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has not confirmed the sample positive yet.
According to the report, CCMB will conduct a detailed examination of these samples through genome sequencing to determine whether it has spread through humans. Scientists of the institute have asked the officials to take precautions and also to start treatment as soon as possible. The zoo authority can get the lions to do a CT scan to find out the effect of infection in their lungs.
Earlier, news agency ANI quoted the PRO of Nehru Zoological Park as saying that the animals underwent RT-PCR examination after finding symptoms of Kovid. He said, “We are waiting for the report to come.” The doctors are currently testing the condition of these animals. ” Earlier, Kovid-19 was confirmed in animals in other countries, but in India, such a case had not been revealed so far.
‘Symptoms seen in lions on 24 April’
The Hindu quoted sources as saying that on April 24, zoo caretakers had seen symptoms of dry cough, runny nose, hunger pangs in these lions and immediately informed the animal husbandry authorities. After this, the investigation team took swab samples of these animals and sent them to CCMB. At present, the Nehru Zoological Park, one of the largest zoos in Asia, has been closed for visitors. More than two dozen staff of the zoo were found to be corona infected.
There have been 6,876 new cases of corona virus in Telangana. The total number of infection cases in the state has crossed 4.63 lakh. In the last 24 hours, the death toll rose to 2,476 with the death of 59 more people. At the same time, 3,81,365 people have been cured in the state so far. The number of active cases is 79,520. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) recorded the highest number of 1,029 cases, 502 in Medchal Malkajgiri and 387 in Rangareddy.
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