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Hong Kong decides to cull 2000 small animals over COVID concerns

Hong Kong to kill 2000 small animals. Hamsters test positive for COVID.

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On Tuesday, Hong Kong authorities announced their intention to kill about 2000 small animals, including hamsters.

The decision comes in response to several hamsters and small mammals testing positive for COVID-19 at a pet store.

An employee at the store has also tested positive for the virus.

Officials from Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department also halted the import of hamsters and other small animals after hamsters imported from the Netherlands tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains that animals do not play a significant role in spreading the coronavirus.

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