Now a DOG tests positive for coronavirus: Patient’s pet Pomeranian comes down with the disease in Hong Kong
Owner of the dog, Yvonne Chow Hau Yee contracted the virus in Hong Kong Visited a vets where samples were taken from the dog and tested for the virus Dog is being kept in quarantine and will be released within 14 days if clear
A Pomeranian dog has tested positive for the coronavirus after contracting the disease from its owner.
The owner of the dog, Yvonne Chow Hau Yee, who lives in Hong Kong with her beloved pet, has also tested positive for the virus.
She visited a vets in the Happy Valley area of Tai Hang where oral, nasal and rectal samples were collected for testing yesterday.
The samples were tested and the results showed the dog tested weak positive to the virus.
Yvonne Chow Hau Yee is believed to be the owner of the dog that has contracted the virus
Officials from Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department reported that the dog didn’t have any relevant symptoms but that it was being kept in quarantine.
In a statement the agency said: ‘The AFCD does not have evidence that pet animals can be infected with COVID-19 virus or can be a source of infection to people.’
According to dimsumdaily, the Pomeranian is the only dog at the quarantine facility at Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
The dog will be kept at the centre for 14 days. Repeated tests will be done until the dog is cleared of the virus.
World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks today in Geneva where he warned that cases outside China are now ‘our greatest concern’