Now a DOG is testing positive for the corona virus: the Pomeranian pet of the patient comes down with the disease in Hong Kong
- Dog owner, Yvonne Chow Hau Yee contracted the virus in Hong Kong
- Visited a vet where samples were taken from the dog and tested for the virus
- The dog is kept in quarantine and is released within 14 days if it is clear
A Pomeranian dog has tested positive for the corona virus after contracting the disease of its owner.
The dog’s owner, Yvonne Chow Hau Yee, who lives in Hong Kong with her beloved pet, also tested positive for the virus.
She visited a vet in the Happy Valley area of Tai Hang where yesterday, oral, nasal, and rectal samples were collected for testing.
The samples were tested and the results showed that the dog tested weakly positive for the virus.
Yvonne Chow Hau Yee is believed to be the owner of the dog that contracted the virus
Hong Kong Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation officials reported that the dog had no relevant symptoms but was kept in quarantine.
In a statement, the agency said, “The AFCD has no evidence that companion animals can be infected with the COVID-19 virus or a source of infection for humans.”
According to dimsum daily, the Pomeranian is the only dog in the quarantine facility on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge.
The dog is kept in the middle for 14 days. Repeated tests are carried out until the dog is released from the virus.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, speaks today in Geneva, where he warned that matters outside of China are now “our greatest concern”
The spokesperson said that all pet owners should maintain good hygiene practice and wash their hands after contact with their pets.
They added that pet owners should wear masks when they go out and if their pets experience a change in health, they should go to the vets.
It is believed to be the first case of a pet with the virus and is because cases are identified worldwide.
Today, the director of the World Health Organization said that countries must act aggressively to control the virus.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the outbreaks in Iran and Italy have fully demonstrated in recent days what the “virus” could do.
The global health chief warned that it would be a “fatal mistake, literally” for other countries to assume that they will not be affected by the outbreak.
Tedros pointed to a decrease in new cases in China and said: “It is what is happening to us in the rest of the world and that is now our greatest concern.”
In conversation with reporters in Geneva, Tedros said the epidemic was at a “decisive point.”
“If you act aggressively now, you can contain this virus, you can prevent people from getting sick, you can save lives,” he said.
“There doesn’t seem to be a widespread community transmission,” he added.
“This virus has a pandemic potential,” said the Director General of the WHO. “This is no time for fear. This is a time to take action now to prevent infections and save lives. ”
Tedros emphasized that all countries must ensure that their health systems are prepared for an outbreak.