6th May, 2021
This news is a very serious warning for those who went to see the lions walking in the open plains in Etawah's jungle safari in the past 15 days. A lion corona of Etawah jungle safari is also infected after eight lions locked in the enclosure of the Zoological Garden of Hyderabad, after being infected with the corona virus, while another is still suspected.
He underwent an RT-PCR test yesterday at Bareilly's IVRI. In which the report found today, 12 reports are negative while one is positive. Along with this, the investigation report of one is still doubtful. The test of 14 lions living here was conducted. The Saipals were sent from Etawah Lion Safari to Bareilly for investigation after eight lions were infected in Hyderabad.
16 lions of 14 lionesses from Etawah Lion Safari were sent to the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) for investigation after eight lions were infected in Hyderabad, Telangana. In the IVL's BSL-3 lab here on Thursday, a lion corona infected in the RT-PCR test has been found, while another sample is suspected. Apart from this, 12 samples have been found negative. IVRI officials have confirmed this. Its report is being sent to the regime along with Etawah Lion Safari.
Four samples sent from Jaipur, will also come from Kanpur: Four samples of lions have also been sent from Nahargarh Zoological Park in Jaipur to IVRI for examination. Their report is expected by Friday. Soon Kanpur and other zoo samples will also send samples of lions, tigers and other wild animals for investigation. High alert in zoos is likely to be declared after the coronary infection is found in the lions.
More reports yet to come: IVRI joint director (cadre) Dr. KP Singh said that 14 lion-lioness samplers had arrived from Etawah's Lion Safari. One of these samples is positive. At the same time, there is a suspect. The rest are negative. Reports of samples arriving from Jaipur will be revealed on Friday.
Risk of infection from animal handlers: After the corona infection has also occurred in wild animals, now the government is working with experts to prepare for its prevention. Experts believe that the infection reached the lions only after the animal handler, ie, the employee cleaning or feeding the enclosure of the lions is infected. In such a situation, it is expected that only after taking the RT-PCR check of the employee, the animal caretakers will be on duty. There is a meeting on further strategy late Thursday evening.
The corona virus now wreaks havoc on the animals: With the dominance of humans, now the corona virus has also started attacking the king of the jungle i.e. the lions.
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