PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (197): India, zoo lion, fatal

COVID-19 — India
A lion has died from Covid-19 at an Indian zoo where 8 others also tested positive for the virus. The state-run zoo on the outskirts of the south Indian city of Chennai announced the 9-year-old Asiatic lion’s death on [Fri 4 June 2021].
‘A 9-year old lioness Neela succumbed to the disease on the evening of [3 Jun 2021],’ the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also known as Vandalur Zoo, said.
The outbreak was 1st observed when the lioness ‘showed some nasal discharge’. The others appear to