The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that dogs cannot get Coronavirus.
“The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19,” Ditch the Label CEO Liam Hackett tweeted Thursday. “Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released.”
The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released. To be clear, WHO let the dogs out.
— Liam Hackett (@DiageoLiam) March 12, 2020
The WHO writes on the “Q&A” section of their website that “there is no evidence” the Coronavirus could spread from a dog to a human. “There is no evidence that companion animals or pets such as cats and dogs have been infected or could spread the virus that causes COVID-19,” (RELATED: Here’s How To Prepare For The Coronavirus)
The WHO’s announcement comes a week after Hong Kong warned its residents not to kiss their pets over fears of transmitting the virus. This is following a dog in Hong Kong being diagnosed with a “low-level” infection, and people expressing concern about the possibility that their pets may contract the virus.