The Central Government has given a warning to state and Union Territories (UTs) with respect to containing and the executives of the Coronavirus Pandemic in national parks, havens and tiger reserves all over the nation.
The move by the Environment Ministry comes after the Central Zoo Authority had given careful steps to be taken by zoos the nation over, in the wake of the affirmation of COVID-19 in a tiger housed in the Bronx Zoo, New York.
“In view of the spread of COVID-19 in the country and a recent news report on a tiger being infected with the COVID-19, it is felt that there are possibilities of spread of the virus amongst animals in national parks or sanctuaries or tiger reserves and also the transmission of the virus from humans to animals and vice-versa,” a letter by Wildlife Division of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said.
The service coordinated the states and Union Territories (UTs) to take quick preventive measures and decrease the human-untamed life interface.
The government has additionally requested to force limitations on the movements of people to national parks, sanctuaries and tiger reserves.
The Environment Ministry further, guided the states and UTs to comprise a Task Force with Field Managers, Veterinary specialists, Frontline staff, to deal with the circumstance as fast as could reasonably be expected and make a ’round the clock’ revealing component with a Nodal Officer for quick administration of any cases took note.
In addition, the states have been requested to set up fundamental administrations for crisis treatment of animals and their protected discharge back to their common natural surroundings, as and when required and furthermore improve infection reconnaissance, mapping, and observing frameworks through-composed exertion among different Departments.