The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that to say that people can be infected with coronavirus from a pet, such as cats, as of yet.

It is reported TASS with reference to interview Popova Naila Asker-zade on the channel “Russia-24”. The Minister noted that the information on this subject are too few to draw conclusions. The question, she said, should be studied.

In the first publications of Chinese scientists on this subject was argued that becoming infected from domestic animals impossible.

On Tuesday the press service of the Rosselkhoznadzor confirmed the infection of the cats with the novel coronavirus. However, the Department stressed that the coronavirus from domestic companion animals to man is not transmitted, reminds “Interfax”.

The world health organization (who), and international and national associations of veterinarians have stressed that animals are not carriers of the disease. As a rule, cat owners first got the virus, and then began to hurt their Pets.