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Cat Hong Kong

Published 20 April 2020

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) reported1 on 31st March that a pet cat sent to the AFCD tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. This case involves a Domestic short-haired cat that lived in a residence at Aberdeen. When the owner was confirmed with COVID-19, the cat was sent for quarantine at the animal keeping facility at the Hong Kong Port of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. The Department has collected samples from the cat for tests, and the oral cavity, nasal and rectal samples were tested positive with SARS-CoV-2. The cat has not shown any signs of disease.


Government of  the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (2020) Press release: pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 virus [online] Available at [Accessed 13 April 2020]

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