Lion in India Dies from COVID-19

A 9-year-old lion has died of coronavirus disease at a zoo in Chennai, India.

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According to the Port Lincoln Times report, a female lion named “Neela” passed away.

“A nine-year-old lioness Neela succumbed to the disease on the evening of 3rd June,” said Arignar Anna Zoological Park.

There have been various cases of coronavirus in animals, including two white tiger cubs suspected to have died of COVID-19 in neighboring Pakistan and lions that were also positive in Spain and two other Indian cities.

The outbreak was first observed on Thursday, where most of the lions were asymptomatic.

The lions have been quarantined and given antibiotics.

Meanwhile, with the rapid increase of coronavirus disease 2019 cases, leaders of different nations are doing their all in order to combat the spread of the deadly virus which started in Wuhan, China in 2019.

COVID-19 is characterized by flu-like symptoms such as fever, difficulty in breathing, cough, and other respiratory problems but a patient may also be positive for the disease even without showing any signs.

Among the safety protocols that everyone must observe are the following; social/physical distancing, wearing masks especially in public places, and using disinfectant from time to time if possible.

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