In five cats in Russia tests showed the presence of virus SARS-CoV-2, pet quarantined “at the location”, said the world organisation for animal health (OIE).

“For conducting laboratory studies to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 five year old cats took swabs from the throat and nose. Studies were conducted on PCR technology”, – quotes RIA “news” the message of the organization.

The cat in the analyses were identified the causative agent COVID-19. About animal any symptoms of the disease are not reported, also does not specify, hurt the owners of the pet coronavirus.

Previously doctors and veterinarians from Hong Kong have discovered antibodies to the coronavirus in the body of the two dogs, whose owners became ill COVID-19.