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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected.

The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals, according to officials from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. The pet shop employee tested positive for the delta variant on Monday, and several hamsters imported from the Netherlands at the store tested positive as well.

The article goes on to state the following:

Leung Siu-fai, director of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, said during a news conference that owners should keep hamsters at home, and not take them out. “All pet owners should observe good personal hygiene, and after you have been in contact with animals and their food, you should wash your hands,” he said.


Siu-fai also warned, “Do not kiss your pets.”

Pet stores in Hong Kong have been ordered to stop selling hamsters.  Officials said they will destroy about 2,000 small mammals, including hamsters and chinchillas, in a humane manner.

Hong Kong officials said they will be tracing all customers who bought hamsters from the store since January 7, and will subject them to mandatory quarantine. The customers also must turn over their hamsters to authorities to be put down.

Mandatory testing will be enforced for all customers who purchased hamsters from Dec. 22, and if their hamsters test positive, they will be subject to quarantine, the report states.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that animals are not known to  play a significant role in spreading the coronavirus, but Hong Kong authorities declared they aren’t taking any chances.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah, no surprise this is happening in Hong Kong; CCP still trying to get more control of the population there I guess. This is B.S. and yeah, where does it go next?

  2. Animals get corona viruses nothing new those tests are bs .I bet those at home tests will test positive if you swab your dog or cat !

  3. Next thing to get Covid will be your appliances, god forbid your tv gets it or toaster oven. I had a scare the other day I got my couch tested and it tested negative whew! I’m still working on getting my mircowave vaxxed and my kitchen sink is still in quarantine after a breakthrough case, and my kitchen sink is fully vaccinated

  4. Hmmm. I see dogs and cats having to mask up. And they also need to get the jab. But it on their tags like rabies shots. Coming people gets your pets vaxed next.
    Fauci sees $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ rolling into his bank account. Time to get all pets vaxed.
    It’s coming folks, people aren’t vexing any more, so let’s move the mandates to your pets. Caching caching caching.

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