What happened to animals during the global Covid-19 lockdown?

22 October 2020 02:21 pm

Human travel restrictions globally created a dramatic impact on animals that usually live in the wild, giving them the confidence to wander into empty streets and highways and to enjoy nature reserves and parks all to themselves. The streets that were usually bustling with humans became deserted allowing wild animals to roam free, while humans self-isolated. 
The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus) is a novel strain of coronaviruses that was discovered in late 2019. Animals are rarely affected with Coronaviruses and they usually recover after showing mild symptoms. The WHO (World Health Organization) reported no evidence that animals can transmit the disease to humans and spread COVID-19. When animals do get exposed to the virus, it is almost always from an infected human. Cats (domestic and large cats), dogs, and minks raised in farms, have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 following contact with humans infected with SARS-CoV-2. Nadia and six other tigers at the Bronx Zoo in New York, USA that tested positive for the coronavirus, was believed to have got infected from an asymptomatic.

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