Reportedly, more than 100 wild animals have fallen dead near the center of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Experts claimed that some of the animals died after being poisoned by disinfectant sprayed by workers to prevent the spread of the corona virus, according to state media.
A total of 135 animal bodies belonging to 17 species – including blackbirds, wild boar and weasels – were found in Chongqing, which borders the province of Hubei.
Officials in the Chinese city of Chongqing found 135 animal bodies of 17 species, including blackbirds, wild boar and weasels. The creatures were poisoned by disinfectant (file photo)
Officials told the state news agency that Chongqing employees may have sprayed too much disinfectant to curb the coronavirus epidemic, accidentally killing nature. The photo shows hygiene workers who disinfect a residential complex in Bozhou on 18 February
Chongqing Forestry Bureau said the animals had died in different parties, reported Xinhua.
Officials told the state news agency that workers may have sprayed too much disinfectant to curb the epidemic and accidentally kill the game.
They emphasized that none of the dead creatures appeared to have new coronavirus, bird flu or Newcastle disease, a globally highly contagious disease that affects birds.
Authorities have disposed of the bodies of the animals in an environmentally friendly way. They also disinfected the places where the corpses were found, the report said.
The new coronavirus has killed at least 2,249 people and infected more than 76,700 worldwide
More than 76,700 patients are infected, including more than 1,000 outside of China
More than 2,200 people have now died of the murderous corona virus that is sweeping the world fast
Plumbing workers across the country have conducted thorough campaigns in public places to prevent and control the spread of the virus.
In Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, officials have deployed a fleet of remotely controlled mini-tanks to spray disinfectants into residential areas.
Elsewhere, local authorities in Jilin, Shandong and Zhejiang provinces have called on drones to spray disinfectant.
The new virus – known as COVID-19 – comes from the central Chinese city of Wuhan and has infected more than 75,400 people in China and 76,700 worldwide.
The Chinese government has locked up tens of millions of people in Hubei Province, of which Wuhan is the capital, to prevent the spread of the disease.
Since 4 February mini-tanks with disinfection spray have appeared in various neighborhoods in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, in China. They perform disinfection work twice a day
Hubei accounts for more than 80 percent of confirmed cases and 95 percent of deaths worldwide.
Meanwhile, Iran has confirmed 13 new cases of the killer virus and two new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to four, the highest number outside mainland China.
Italy has also announced three new cases of SARS-CoV-2 after a 38-year-old man picked it up from a friend who had recently returned from China and infected his wife and close friend.
The man is said to be in a “very serious condition” and has difficulty breathing in an intensive care unit.
The new virus comes from the central Chinese city of Wuhan and has infected more than 75,400 people in China and 76,700 worldwide. In the image above, a security guard checks the temperature of a passenger at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport on January 26
Worldwide, the coronavirus epidemic has killed at least 2,249 people, infected more than 76,700 and spread to at least two dozen countries. A medical employee is shown treating a patient in an isolation ward at a hospital in Chongqing in southwest China
And cases in South Korea have risen enormously, with researchers focusing on a church and hospital in the southern city of Daegu as clusters of infections.
At night, health officials from Hubei reported 631 new cases out of a national total of 889 and 115 out of 118 new deaths across China.
Worldwide, the coronavirus epidemic has killed at least 2,249 people, infected more than 76,700 and spread to at least two dozen countries.