The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike forest cell volunteers generally get calls to rescue trapped birds and snakes, However, now the calls are all about rumour and fear from citizens who are complaining about bats on fruit trees and request the BBMP to remove them or shorten fruit trees. The citizens believe the bats might be carriers of coronavirus and transmission from animal to human may occur.
The whole fear occurred through a published article on the Economic Times on April 15 based on a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) discover the presence of a different kind of coronavirus”” (BtCoV) in two bat species from Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala. However, the studies carry no evidence that claims of transmission from animal to human or vice verse.
The BBMP wildlife volunteers and rescue staffs advise if any reptile or bat