Pet Pomeranian In Hong Kong Tests ‘Weak Positive’ For Coronavirus
There has been a "weak positive" diagnosis for a pet pooch in Hong Kong. The owner has tested positive for the coronavirus. While there have been many people all over the world being placed in quarantine over Coronavirus fears, this is the first case involving an animal. A pet pomeranian in Hong Kong has tested a "weak positive" for the COVID-19 aka Coronavirus. Samples were taken from the dog's nasal cavities and mouth and authorities are still trying to figure out if the dog indeed is sick. The dog's owner is 60-year-old patient who has tested positive for the virus.
Hong Kong's health secretary said that additional screening will be done on the canine and the dog will now be put into quarantine for two weeks, according to Reuters. There has been no evidence that the Coronavirus can be transmitted to pets so the authorities are investigating.
Hong Kong authorities said on Friday they quarantined a pet dog of a coronavirus patient after its nasal and oral samples tested “weak positive” for the virus, though they added they did not yet have evidence that it can be transmitted to pets. The dog reportedly is still not showing any symptoms.