In a first in India, 8 Asiatic lions at Hyderabad zoo test positive for coronavirus

In a first in India, 8 Asiatic lions at Hyderabad zoo test positive for coronavirus

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New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In perhaps what could be a first such case in India, at least eight Asiatic lions housed in Hyderabad's Nehru Zoological Park have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The officials have said that the lions have been isolated and are getting treated accordingly, adding that they are "behaving and eating normally".

"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 Union Environment Ministy said, as reported by news agency ANI.

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