The owner of the dog was infected, but for now he showed no symptoms of the disease.
The government of Hong Kong has told people not to leave their pets and to stop kissing and touch them after this case of the dog has tested positive for COVID-19, but the government made it very clear that the animal had not shown any symptoms of corona tell now.
A German shepherd dog living in the Pok Fu area in Hong Kong was sent for quarantine with other dogs from the same country a few days ago after their owner was confirmed with the corona virus, the Conservation Department (AFCD) said in a statement.
Though the dog tested positive for the virus, no such result was obtained from the other dog, and “neither dog has shown any signs of the coronavirus,” the AFCD said, adding it’ll still monitor the two dogs and repeated tests on the animals.
Those cases come after an elderly 17-year-old Pomeranian, which had tested “weak positive” during repeated tests for the virus, died three days after it had been released from quarantine disease-free. The AFCD said the dog’s owner wasn’t willing to permit an autopsy to work out the explanation for death.
The Hong Kong animal-welfare authority made it very clear that there is currently no evidence that the animals can be a source of the virus or that they can get sick from it, of course, it is a piece of great news but we hope it’s really true.