THE PET dog of a coronavirus patient has tested positive for the deadly disease.
The owner of the dog, Yvonne Chow Hau Yee, who lives in Hong Kong with her beloved Pomeranian, tested her pet pooch after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The dog has been quarantined by officials, suggesting they have concerns that the pet could pass on the disease.
If confirmed, the Pomeranian would mark the first case of coronavirus in a pet animal, as infected numbers topped 82,000 worldwide.
The pooch was collected from its owner’s home on Wednesday, after the woman was diagnosed with COVID-19 and placed in a hospital isolation ward.
A department spokesperson confirmed the Pomeranian’s “nasal and oral cavity samples were tested weak positive to COVID-19 virus,” however did not explain why they tested the animal in the first place.
The spokesperson added: “At present, the AFCD [Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department] does not…
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