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Update: How is Pomeranian dog tested positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong?

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Pet owners panicked at the news that a dog in Hong Kong had tested positive for coronavirus. But after being in quarantine, how is the little dog doing now?

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 17/03/2020, 13:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:31


When the news broke that a Pomeranian pet dog in Hong Kong was diagnosed with low-level Coronavirus (covid-19), pet owners around the world started to fear for the health of their own family pet.

It’s believed that the dog caught the virus from its owner. While the dog was found to have a weak positive result, it was put into quarantine to avoid any further spread.

Good news

The little dog does remain in quarantine, but the dog has been tested again and now has given a negative result. The pup is doing very well and is showing no symptoms of the virus.

While this is positive news, it does not entirely eliminate the possibility that the dog is still carrying the virus. However, it could indicate that the animal was only infected in an environmental way, possibly through licking a surface that had been contaminated.

Stay safe

There is currently no evidence that animals can be infected or transmit covid-19. So, you can carry on as normal caring for the furry members of your family. However, you must follow the recommended precautions to limit the spread of the virus and keep yourself and others safe. This does mean not stopping to chat with fellow dog-walkers when taking your canine pal out for exercise!

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