PUBLISHED: 08:49 AEDT, 28 February 2020 | UPDATED: 20:51 AEDT, 28 February 2020
Owner of the dog, Yvonne Chow Hau Yee contracted the virus in Hong Kong
Visited a vet where samples were taken from the dog and tested for the virus
Dog is being kept in quarantine and will be released within 14 days if clear
A pet Pomeranian dog has tested positive for the coronavirus after its owner became infected with the killer disease in Hong Kong.
‘Nasal and oral cavity samples were tested weak positive to COVID-19 virus [sic],’ an Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said, without explaining why they tested the animal in the first place.
The dog was collected from the owner’s home on Wednesday, after the woman was diagnosed with the contagion and placed in a hospital isolation ward.
The canine has no ‘relevant symptoms’, the AFCD said.