Coronavirus in cats is threatening their relatives, although not dangerous for pet owners, said on the NSN people’s artist of the RSFSR, Director of the Theatre of cats in Moscow Yury Kuklachev.

"the Coronavirus in cats is a long — known disease. We call it "cat flu". If the cat is sick, it just needs other cats to be isolated. To people is not transferred, but it can infect another cat," said the artist.

According to him, in this respect cats who take to the streets, in the theater put on a two-month quarantine. At the same Kuklachev reminded that these animals, in addition to coronavirus, it is also possible to detect AIDS, leukemia and a huge number of diseases, which previously no one knew.

"And do not have to take blood for coronavirus. We take, when we come to the theater new animals. If the cat lives at home alone, it can safely reside (with the disease — approx. ed.) 15-20 years, but she’s a peddler of the disease. Infect another cat — TA "hooves toss"", said the artist.

Kuklachev urged Russians not to panic over reports of coronavirus in cats, adding that some irresponsible owners fear getting rid of their Pets.

Earlier the Deputy head of Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolai Vlasov said that the Agency sees no grounds for action in respect of domestic or wild animals after the confirmation of the coronavirus in cats in Russia. According to him, 18 may, the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate fgbi "VGNKI" asked the owner of five cats for the test animal to the coronavirus COVID-19. She had taken swabs from the mucous membrane of the larynx and the nasal cavity. The analysis and supporting additional studies in cats was confirmed COVID-19, the animal is quarantined at the place of residence of the owner.