On hearing news of tiger having tested positive in New York's Bronx Zoo in United States of America earlier in the week, a resident of Telangana decided to act swiftly and be protective of his goats as well.
A Venkateshwara Rao, a resident of Kallur Mandal in the Khammam district of Telangana, covered his goats' muzzles with masks in a bid to protect them from Covid-19.
"I own 20 goats and my family is entirely dependent on them as we don't own any land for farming. After I heard about coronavirus, I wear a mask whenever I step out," Rao said.
"I have started tying masks around my goats' mouths after I heard Covid-19 infected a tiger in the US. Since I am wearing a mask myself, I even decided to make my goats wear masks while foraging in the forest area," Venkateshwara said.
The tiger reportedly contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic, the zoo had said.