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Hong Kong’s agriculture, fisheries and conservation department has confirmed that a dog had tested positive to the deadly coronavirus disease.

In a statement on Friday, a spokesperson of the department stated that Dogs, cats and other pets owned by confirmed coronavirus patients must now undergo a 14-day quarantine.

CBS reports that the department explained that the dog was found to have a “low level” of the virus.

The pet, whose owner was infected with coronavirus, tested “weak positive” after its nasal and rectal tests.

“The nasal and oral cavity samples were tested weak positive to COVID-19 virus department. The dog does not have any relevant symptoms”, it said

Naija News reports that the Federal Ministry of Health on Friday morning confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

The minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, confirmed the case in a statement issued in the early hours of Friday, February 28, 2020, saying that the case involves an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just returned from Milan, Italy on the 25th of February 2020.

This online news platform understands that the statement said the Italian was confirmed to be positive by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.