A domestic cat was also infected with coronavirus in Hong Kong. This was reported by local authorities, according to which the animal shows no signs of disease, wrote on Wednesday night Reuters.
It is the third animal in Hong Kong to have a coronavirus confirmed. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that there is no evidence that cats, dogs, or other pets can transmit infection to humans.
In Hong Kong, coronavir has been previously confirmed in two dogs. The infected cat is in quarantine from Monday and later it will be tested again.
According to Reuters, coronavirus in cats has so far been detected in only one case, an animal in Belgium. This Belgian cat appears to have been infected by the owner.
The Hong Kong authorities noted that it is very likely that pets may be infected by the owners, but people should not be panic and dogs or cats should be discarded for preventive reasons.