One surrendered Hong Kong hamster tests COVID positive as city lockdown grows

Summary by Ground News
Hong Kong authorities say one of 77 hamsters handed in by pet owners for a Covid cull has tested positive. More than 2,000 hamsters have been culled after some imported from the Netherlands were found to be Covid-positive. It comes as Hong Kong battles an Omicron cluster that has infected more than 170 people in a single public housing estate in recent days.
4 months ago·Hong Kong

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Reuters

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4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

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4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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IBTimes

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4 months ago·United States
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Channel News Asia

One surrendered Hong Kong hamster tests COVID-19 positive as city lockdown grows

HONG KONG: Hong Kong authorities said on Sunday (Jan 23) one hamster surrendered to authorities by pet-owners had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and that over 2,200 hamsters had been culled as the city grappled to contain an outbreak. On Tuesday, officials ordered the killing of hamsters from dozen

4 months ago·Singapore
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