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Don't abandon pets because of coronavirus fear: Maharashtra minister

In a statement containing updates of Covid-19 patients in the state, he mentioned that there have been complaints about pet owners letting loose their animals.

Published: 22nd March 2020 12:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2020 12:02 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

MUMBAI: People should not abandon their pet animals for fear for contracting coronavirus infection, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here on Saturday.

In a statement containing updates of Covid-19 patients in the state, he mentioned that there have been complaints about pet owners letting loose their animals.

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There has been no case anywhere in the world of domesticated animals contracting or spreading coronavirus infection, and people should not abandon their pets, the minister said.



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