Two dogs in Hong Kong have been infected but neither fell sick and there is no evidence to suggest they could spread the coronavirus to humans or other animals, says a leading virologist. Photo: Getty Images

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s infected dogs were asymptomatic and close contacts of confirmed patients, expert says

  • Virologist Malik Peiris says an infection does not mean an animal has the disease or is showing symptoms
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department says there is no evidence yet that pets can spread Covid-19 to other animals or humans
Topic |   Animals
Two dogs in Hong Kong have been infected but neither fell sick and there is no evidence to suggest they could spread the coronavirus to humans or other animals, says a leading virologist. Photo: Getty Images
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