As the Coronavirus lingers fear and panic over the world it has spread rapidly devouring lives and sparking an alarm worldwide.
With too many myths and rumours making its rounds around the virus, people have started raising their concerns about whether the deadly virus can pass between pets and people.
While reports suggest that the Coronavirus originated from bats, scientists are racing to identify its true source. Coronaviruses are known to infect mammals and birds and thereby can pose a potentially dangerous threat of jumping to humans.
While scientists are hunting to explore those animal hosts wherein the virus can take refugee, animals are grabbing headlines by becoming infected with the Coronavirus raising scepticism about the spreading bane.
Here’s a list of those animals that have been known to be infected with the Coronavirus:
1) TWO CATS IN NEW YORK
Two cats in the state of New York have tested positive of Coronavirus making them the first confirmed case of pet animals in the US.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The cats are thought to have contracted the virus from infected people in their household or neighbourhoods.
The cats currently having mild respiratory illnesses are expected to recover soon.
2) FIVE TIGERS & THREE LIONS IN NEW YORK
The big cats at the Bronx Zoo have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, a tiger had tested positive earlier on April 5.
Now four other tigers and three lions have been tested positive for the virus.
As per latest reports from zoo officials, All eight cats are doing well, behaving normally and eating well with their coughs being greatly reduced.
3) A POMERANIAN DOG IN HONG KONG
Health authorities in Hong Kong have confirmed that a 17-year-old Pomeranian belie
However, the dog who had been quarantined at a government facility, later died, with cause of death being unclear as yet.
4) A GERMAN SHEPHERD IN HONG KONG
The German shepherd owned by a COVID-19 patient in Hong Kong was put in quarantine after it got tested positive for the virus along with another mixed-breed dog from the same residence.
CORONAVIRUS SCARE ABANDONS PETS
With scientists still being unclear and reiterating that no evidence has been found yet that felines and canines can spread the virus, reports around the globe reveal that due to misinformation over the fears of Coronavirus masses have been apparently abandoning their pets to empty streets.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed citizens to feed stray animals his government has also asked states to ensure that medical help for such animals is treated as an essential service.
India’s Animal Welfare Board of India also issued an advisory to all chief secretaries of states and union territories in India to take care for animals amid the Coronavirus lockdown.
Even as governments are allaying fears and stressing for animal protection and their safety, hundreds of pets in the country are now turning strays, remaining unfed for days proving that animals are rarely being protected on priority.
– Marilyn Ravi, NMTV News