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Eight Asiatic lions at an Indian zoo have contracted the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday, adding that there was no evidence that animals could transmit the disease to humans.
Zoo authorities in the southern city of Hyderabad shared samples with a government research laboratory on March 24 after the lions showed signs of respiratory distress.
The test results come amid a huge surge in coronavirus infections among humans in India.
"Based on experience with zoo animals elsewhere in the world that have experienced SARS-COV2 positive last year, there is no factual evidence that animals can transmit the disease to humans any further," the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said. According to Reuters.
India has reported more than 300,000 daily COVID-19 infections for 13 straight days and has now recorded 20 million cases of the disease, the second highest number in the world after the United States.
A British charity worker who survived coronavirus, dengue and malaria was recovering after a potentially deadly snake bite in western India's Rajasthan state.
The critically endangered predators, which once roamed different parts of India, are set to be reintroduced from South Africa and Namibia. This has raised hopes of conserving grasslands in the country.
Park director Shiv Kumar said: “It appears the tiger strayed into a human settlement area to escape the floods and now appears very tired. We are preparing to tranquillise the tiger.”
During their maiden visit to the library, the children presented a painting of the new building. It was created by 30 children from Senses alongside artist Snehita Gehlot and took 4 days to complete.
PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, while sitting beside the "spy," told reporters that the man was sent to install a specific device to record the communication at the residence.
Sheikh Humaid thanked the university’s board and teaching, administrative and technical staff, as well as its other employees, and congratulated the graduates on their distinguished achievement.