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Thailand Starts to Test Bats to discover if they carry COVID-19 virus

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Bat inside the Phra Prang Sam Yod temple in Lopburi, Thailand

Bat inside the Phra Prang Sam Yod temple in Lopburi, Thailand. Photo: Wayne77. CC BY-SA 3.0.

CHANTHABURI, June 13 (TNA) – Veterinarians and academics caught horseshoe bats in a deep forest cave of the eastern province to test them for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as such bats in China were found infected with it.

There are as many as 23 species of horseshoe bats in Thailand and they had never been tested for the virus.

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