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Dog in Hong Kong tests positive for 'low level' of coronavirus

• NY Post

The pooch's oral and nasal cavities were tested Wednesday, with the results showing a "weak positive" of the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

Health officials are not sure if the dog, which is not exhibiting any symptoms, is actually infected or just carrying the virus in its mouth and nose from "environmental contamination."

"At present, the [Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department] does not have evidence that pet animals can be infected with COVID-19 virus or can be a source of infection to people," Hong Kong's government said in a press release.

The dog has been quarantined in an animal shelter that is holding no other animals.

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