Pet dog suspected of having coronavirus quarantined in Hong Kong

The pet dog of a patient with coronavirus is in quarantine after testing weak positive for the virus, Hong Kong said on .

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation (AFCD) said it to run further on the animal to determine whether it has contracted the disease, or if the result caused by environmental contamination of the dog’ mouth and nose.

The animal not showing any relevant symptoms.

The AFCD said it did not have evidence at present that pets can be infected with the virus causing the Covid-19 disease, but advises to quarantine pets of infected patients to and animal health.

The also urged pet owners to wash their thoroughly after handling their pets.(dpa/NAN)

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