Save them: Pangolins are not Covid-19 carriers, researchers confirm

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 26 Nov 2020

Critically endangered pangolin. Photo credit: A. Ginsos Sabah Wildlife Department/Wildlife Health Unit.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s critically endangered wild pangolins have tested negative for Covid-19, indicating that they pose no threat to human health amid reports that they are possible carriers of the virus.

This is the key finding of a recently published study which further underscores the importance of protecting one of the most trafficked mammals in the world.

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