Hong Kong warns residents not to kiss pets after dog contracts coronavirus

Pomeranian tested a weak positive for virus in what experts said was ‘likely to be a case of human-to-animal transmission’

Hong Kong authorities have warned people to avoid kissing their pets, but also to not panic and abandon them after a dog repeatedly tested “weak positive” for coronavirus.

The Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said experts unanimously agreed the results suggested the dog had “a low-level of infection and it is likely to be a case of human-to-animal transmission”.

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