Sanctuaries and national parks shut as lions test covid positive

Sanctuaries and national parks shut as lions test covid positive

The wildlife veterinarians noticed covid like symptoms in the lions in Hyderabad zoo.
 
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Since the RT-PCR reports confirmed that the lions in the zoo were covid positive, the Union Forest Ministry issued directives that all the national parks and sanctuaries and the zoos be closed. 

Asiatic lions in Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad tested covid positive after which the Union Forest Ministry issued directives for the closure of all the national parks and sanctuaries across India.

The wildlife veterinarians noticed covid like symptoms including nasal discharge, loss of appetite and coughing in the lions in the park. The RT-PCR tests proved that the lions were covid positive after which all the wardens were asked to be on alert.

Dasgupta, the assistant director general of forest-wild life said that the lions have been infected with the old mutation and not the new one.

The scientists will now do a genome sequencing to find out if the strain came from human beings or animals.

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