At the Bronx zoo in new York, where on 5 April reported infection with coronavirus Malayan tigress, the infection was confirmed at seven more predatory cats. On this April 22, announced the Society for the protection of wildlife.
After confirmation of the disease at the tiger similar symptoms revealed three tigers and three African lions. All of them checked and also confirmed the presence of COVID-19. In addition, tests have shown that even one tiger, which did not have cough or other signs of illness, is too ill.
As noted in the organization, the animals were infected by the staff of the zoo. Now in relation to employees take preventive measures to prevent further infection of animals.
The Bronx zoo is closed from 16 March to visitors.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to information of the American Johns Hopkins University, the coronavirus, the world has infected more than 2,63 million people, more than 183,4 thousand of them died, and 713,7 thousand recovered.