A tiger in the Bronx Zoo of the New York City-based Wildlife Conservation Society has been found infected with Covid-19. According to the BBC, three other tigers and three African lions, including a tigress of a four-year-old female Malayan species named Nadia, are having a dry cough and are expected to recover. The zoo issued a statement saying, “We are investigating the tigress with caution and during this time the new information we will get about Covid-19 will help the world to understand this epidemic.”
The officials in zoo said, “However, there has been some decrease in the appetite of the animals (unhealthy). Veterinarians at the Bronx Zoo are taking good care of the tigers and are interactive with their keepers.” Since the zoo was closed since mid-March, the animals are believed to have been infected by a zookeeper. Earlier in Belgium, the first case of corona virus infection in a cat has been reported. In this, the virus infection in the cat is from his its own mistress. The Health Department of Belgium has confirmed the case.
The head of the Belgian Viral Diseases Institute of Health, Steven, gave the information in a press conference. Steven has reported that the cat’s mistress started showing signs of corona virus infection a week earlier. A week later the cat was also found to be infected with the virus.
In the state of New York, 630 people have died in the last 24 hours, and Covid-19 continues to give the highest number of deaths daily. At the same time, Governor Andrew Kyomo has warned that the outbreak in the state may reach its peak in about seven days.
For the first time in the state, between April 2 and 3, the maximum number of deaths was 562 in one day, i.e. one and a half people died due to infection every two and a half minutes. The number of dead increased to 630 in 24 hours after April 4, after which the figure of 2,935 on Friday morning rose to 3,565.
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