Authorities have ordered a poorly pet cat into quarantine after it tested positive for the coronavirus after it went for a visit to the vets.
Everyone all over the world is self-isolating and are practicing social distancing to keep the virus away, not only that, but animals were made by their owners to do the same thing.
However, in Russia, something unusual has happened.
Vets in Russia have imposed a quarantine on a cat for the first time after it tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
According to RT, the cat was diagnosed after its owner took the animal to a veterinary clinic in Moscow, Russia.
Nikolai Vlasov, the deputy head of Russia’s National Veterinary Service, said that the cat tested positive after being tested with throat and nose swabs.
The cat was sent home and the owner was ordered to keep the pet indoors at their place of residence.
Despite the quarantine, Mr. Nikolai Vlasov insisted no further measures were necessary as there are no scientific pieces of evidence that a cat could transmit the coronavirus to humans.
In case it does, Vlasvov said it will be an “epidemiological dead end”.
Mr. Nikolai Vlasov said:
Now, there is no reason to take measures concerning either domestic or wild animals that could jeopardize their well-being and health, or may have a negative impact on biodiversity.
A scientific study that was published by the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this month suggested that cats can infect each other with coronavirus.
However, it is unlikely that they will get sick.
All felines that got examined as part of the study had tested clear of the coronavirus within just 6 days.