It has been reported that a pet cat has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Hong Kong after the owner of the pet was confirmed with having the virus, the city’s Agricultural and Fisheries department said adding that the pet cat has not shown any signs of the disease.
According to the statement issued by the department, there is currently no evidence that pet animals can be a source of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus and the owners of the pets should not abandon their pets.
It has also been stated on the website of the World Health Organization (WHO) that there is no evidence that a dog, cat, or any other pet can transmit COVID-19.
It is pertinent to mention here that the cat is the third animal to test positive in Hong Kong, following earlier cases in which two dogs tested weak positive or positive during repeated tests for the virus.
“The cat will continue to be monitored and examined,” the authorities said.