28 February 2020 – COVID-19 detected in a pet dog

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department

Overview: COVID-19 virus detected in pet dog
Full details here: https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/02/20200228/20200228_093205_796.html?type=category&name=covid19&tl=t

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Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Oral, nasal and rectal samples were collected for testing of COVID-19 virus. The nasal and oral cavity samples were tested weak positive to COVID-19 virus. The dog does not have any relevant symptoms.