Jaipur: Lion tests positive for COVID-19 in Nahargarh Biological Park
Rajasthan, a lion has been tested positive for COVID-19 in Nahargarh Biological Park of Jaipur. Recently, samples of all the canines in the park were sent to IVRI, Bareilly by the Forest Department.
Officials of the Forest Department said that samples of a white tiger, a lioness and a panther will be sent again for testing. Nahargarh Biological Park had already been closed for tourists last month.
The Forest Department has informed that necessary medicines are being given to other animals to prevent the spread of infection and to increase immunity. Meanwhile, the State Government has decided to import one crore COVID vaccine doses.
This decision was taken in the Council of Ministers’ meeting held through video conference under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Apart from this, the Council of Ministers also approved the proposals for relaxation in financial procedures for the purchase and transportation of life-saving drugs, oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment.
Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma has said that the UK strain has been confirmed in the state. He informed that a genome sequencing facility will soon be developed in MMS Medical College to detect virus strain.
The State Government has also started the work to develop necessary facilities in children hospitals amidst warning of the third and fourth wave.
Meanwhile, the recovery rate of COVID infection during the second wave has been recorded 100 per cent in 13 districts of the state. Sixteen thousand 384 new cases of infection were reported in the state while 12 thousand 840 people recovered yesterday.