An Animal Husbandry official said, "A few of the animals whom the shepherd grazed had developed respiratory problems....Now that there is corona scare everywhere, people are afraid that the animals too have contracted the disease."

The goats cannot digest the nuts. Instead, they strip away the skin, devour the pulp, and swallow the nut whole. The nut then passes through the goats’ digestive systems, softening in the process, before being passed in the excrement. The nuts can then be gathered and ground to produce argan oil.