A dog owned by a Coronavirus patient has tested with ‘low positive’, the Hong Kong government has announced on Friday morning.
The dog has been quarantined as investigations are conducted to know if it was a transmission from the owner getting it infected or through environmental contamination.
The Coronavirus which has affected 83,000 people in 53 countries and killed 2,800 people still has many things yet to be known about it, with researchers investigating more deeply.
A woman pushes a stroller with two dogs wearing masks along a street in Shanghai on February 19, 2020. – The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 2,000 on February 19 after 136 more people died, with the number of new cases falling for a second straight day, according to the National Health Commission. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images)
While the dog has been quarantined for further investigation, pet owners may also have their dogs quarantined too.
The COVID-19 has been reported to have its roots in bats and pangolins according to research, but hasn’t been clear cut on how pets contract the virus.
Should the investigation by the Hong Kong government prove the dog was infected, the world may be open to a totally new turn of events and possibilities.