Pangolin To Undergo Covid-19 Test In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The wildlife wing of Odisha has decided to conduct Covid-19 test of a pangolin, which was rescued from a quarantine facility in Athagarh area in Cuttack district, an official said on Tuesday.

This will be the first time that swab samples of a pangolin will be sent for Covid-19 testing in the state.

The female pangolin was rescued by inmates of a quarantine centre in Mahulia under Baramba police limits on Monday night and handed over to a team of Athagarh forest division.

“As the pangolin has been rescued from a quarantine centre in Athagarh area, we are taking steps to conduct Covid-19 testing,” informed Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer, Sasmita Lenka.