PET owners can breathe a small sigh of relief as it's highly likely their furry companions cannot pass on coronavirus.

The latest advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) says 'there is no evidence that companion animals or pets such as dogs or cats have been infected or could spread the virus that causes COVID-19'.

According to fact-checking website, the president of the British Veterinary Association has emphasised that “there remains no evidence that pet animals can be a source of infection of Covid-19 for humans or other animals, or that they become sick”.

Official advice still maintains that washing your hands with soap and water after handling pets is a good idea, to protect against other bacteria that domestic animals can transfer to humans.

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