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Chimpanzees & Orangutans at Dehiwala Zoo test COVID positive

COLOMBO (News 1st); Two chimpanzees and two orangutans at the Dehiwala Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19.State Minister of Wildlife Wimalaweera Dissanayake said that there was no change in the behavior and eating habits of the animals.As a result, he said, another PCR test would be conducted to confirm whether they continue to remain infected with COVID-19.The four animals have been separated from the rest of the animals and sent for quarantine.A lion and a lioness at the Dehiwala Zoo earlir tested positive for COVID-19.State Minister Wimalaweera Dissanayake stated that both the animals have recovered.

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