The US centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) recommended that pet owners ensure the social distance between Pets during walks.
The CDC recommends limiting contact between Pets and other animals on the street and encourages keeping cats at home whenever possible. Dogs are advised to walk on a leash at a distance of at least two meters from other animals and people. Authorities also recommend avoiding dog parks or public places where many people gather with Pets.
If a person is sick with COVID-19, authorities recommend that they avoid contact with animals if possible. If a pet needs to be taken care of during illness, the CDC recommends wearing a cloth face mask and washing your hands before contact.
Most of the small number of animals with COVID-19 is believed to have been infected from contact with an infected person. At the same time, the risk of spreading the virus from animals to humans is considered low.
“At the moment, there is no evidence that animals play an important role in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19,” the center’s recommendations say. Although the exact source of the current pandemic is unknown, the virus is now primarily spreading from person to person.
Earlier, the coronavirus was found in the zoo of the New York City borough of the Bronx in lions and tigers. A zoo employee infected the animals. The Associated Press reported that two cats were also infected with the coronavirus in New York State. The first one fell ill a week after her owner showed signs of SARS, although the coronavirus was never confirmed, she could have been infected in the yard. The second was probably affected by its owner.