It’s mass hiss-teria.
Cat homeowners in China have shared pictures in social media of their felines sporting makeshift masks to keep off the lethal coronavirus.
The World Well being Group has mentioned there isn’t a proof to point that the virus – which has killed greater than 1,300 individuals and contaminated nicely over 50,000 – can have an effect on pets, the UK’s Solar reported.
However China’s Nationwide Well being Fee disagrees.
“If pets exit and have contact with an contaminated individual, they’ve the prospect to get contaminated,” mentioned spokesman and epidemiologist Li Lanjuan.
“By then, pets should be remoted. Along with individuals, we ought to be cautious with different mammals particularly pets,” he added.
Because of this, gross sales of pet masks are surging in the nation – with one Beijing-based on-line retailer saying he was promoting 10 instances the variety of particular masks for canine each day than earlier.