Four Asian lions at a Singapore zoo test positive for Covid-19 after coming into contact with infected staff


World Desk, Amar Ujala, Singapore

Published by: Pranjul Srivastava
Updated Wed, Nov 10, 2021 09:39 AM IST

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All four lions had symptoms of coughing and sneezing since Saturday, after which their crown test was performed. The vet says all four lions are eating well.

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Corona infection has been confirmed in four Asian lions at the Singapore Zoo. These four lions had come into contact with the infected employees. Dr Sonja Luz, Vice President of Conservation and Research for Mandai Wildlife Group and Veterinary Medicine, said the lions had shown mild symptoms such as coughing and sneezing since Saturday. Subsequently, the lion’s crown test was carried out, in which the infection was confirmed.

isolated lions
Dr. Sonja Luz said that three employees of the Mandai Wildlife Group’s Night Safari carnivore section had received a crown. Nine Asian and five African lions were isolated after coming into contact with these infected workers. A PCR test was performed for all, in which corona infection was found in four Asian lions. He said that all the lions are eating well.

3397 new infected crown
Singapore’s Health Ministry said 3,397 new corona cases have been confirmed in the country. After this, the total number of infected has increased to 2.24,200. At the same time, after the death of 12 people, Corona’s death toll has risen to 523.

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Corona infection has been confirmed in four Asian lions at the Singapore Zoo. These four lions had come into contact with the infected employees. Dr Sonja Luz, Vice President of Conservation and Research for Mandai Wildlife Group and Veterinary Medicine, said the lions had shown mild symptoms such as coughing and sneezing since Saturday. Subsequently, the lion’s crown test was carried out, in which the infection was confirmed.

isolated lions

Dr. Sonja Luz said that three employees of the Mandai Wildlife Group’s Night Safari carnivore section had received a crown. Nine Asian and five African lions were isolated after coming into contact with these infected workers. A PCR test was performed for all, in which corona infection was found in four Asian lions. He said that all the lions are eating well.

3397 new infected crown

Singapore’s Health Ministry said 3,397 new corona cases have been confirmed in the country. After this, the total number of infected has increased to 2.24,200. At the same time, after the death of 12 people, Corona’s death toll has risen to 523.


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