First dog coronavirus suspect dies in Hong Kong
A pet canine wearing vehicle-style costume participates in a pet canine competitors in San Francisco, america, on Sept. 14, 2019. The competitors was held on Saturday, throughout which pet canines showcased vehicle-style costumes and competed in a race. (Photograph: Li Jianguo/Xinhua)
Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area authorities stated the world’s first pet canine that was weak constructive for coronavirus died on Monday, and its proprietor refused consent for an post-mortem to confirm the canine’s explanation for dying.
Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Division stated it returned the canine to its proprietor on Saturday, after the canine’s nasal cavity pattern examined unfavorable for coronavirus on March 12 and 13.
Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area authorities stated that the canine had small numbers of coronavirus detected in its oral and nasal cavity samples on the finish of February and in early March.
The canine didn’t present any signs and had been remoted at an animal holding facility close to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge port.
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Hong Kong authorities strongly advocate that mammalian pets of coronavirus sufferers and their shut contacts ought to be quarantined and endure a checkup with the well being authority.
The authority additionally careworn that there was no proof suggesting pets may unfold coronavirus or get in poor health from it, and reminded house owners to not abandon their pets.