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Sumatran Tigers Infected With Coronavirus At Indonesian Zoo

Two Sumatran tigers are recovering at a Jakarta zoo after being contaminated with coronavirus. (Representational Image/Reuters)

Indonesia has been struggling to regulate its deadliest Covid-19 outbreak for the reason that pandemic started because the extremely infectious Delta variant tears throughout the archipelago.

  • Last Updated:August 01, 2021, 19:16 IST
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Two Sumatran tigers had been recovering at a Jakarta zoo after being contaminated with coronavirus, Indonesian officers stated Sunday, as they probed how the critically endangered animals obtained sick.

Nine-year-old Tino and 12-year-old Hari examined constructive in mid-July after they skilled flu-like signs, hassle respiratory and urge for food loss.

But the male tigers had been on the mend after remedy.

“Both animals are wholesome now,” Suzi Marsitawati, head of Jakarta’s Parks and Forest Service, stated in a press release.

“Their urge for food has returned to regular and they’re lively once more.”

Ragunan Zoo has been closed since June as Covid-19 instances soar nationwide.

“We traced all of the nurses and zookeepers (in touch with the tigers) and on the time they had been sick, no person was contaminated with Covid-19,” Marsitawati stated.

“So we’re nonetheless looking for the supply.”

Indonesia has been struggling to regulate its deadliest Covid-19 outbreak for the reason that pandemic started because the extremely infectious Delta variant tears throughout the archipelago.

The nation has reported greater than 3.four million instances and 94,119 virus deaths, however the official tally is extensively believed to be a extreme undercount, on account of low testing and tracing charges.

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