Hong Kong health officials say a woman and her husband tested positive for a COVID-19 strain that’s “slightly different” to an index patient after visiting a pet store. The detection has led to officials ordering the culling of 2,000 small pets on Tuesday after 11 hamsters tested positive, raising concerns around potential animal-to-human transmissions.
Thousands of people in Hong Kong are volunteering to adopt unwanted hamsters after a mass cull order from the government over COVID-19 fears raised alarm that panicky owners would abandon their pets.
Authorities told both pet shops and owners to hand over a total of 2,000 hamsters for selective euthanization after 11 hamsters tested positive. At least two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in connection to a pet store hosting said hamsters.
What people are saying?
agent alba Open people’s eyes, they shall care for wildlife animals and care for their freedom and secure lives on the globe amoung humanity on planet earth. Most pets don’t wanna live in any apartment caged by any humans neither live in pet shops or breeded by greedy people in any means.
veronica yeoman Blaming the poor hamsters is just like china blaming post from over seas they just don’t want to admit to their citizens or the world that covid is spreading just like every country. The ruling parties want to make themselves look good by blaming others.