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Positif Covid-19, Hewan Imut Hamster di Hong Kong Akan Dimusnahkan

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Rabu, 19 Jan 2022 11:26 WIB

Hong Kong - Pihak berwenang Hong Kong mengatakan akan membunuh sekitar 2.000 hewan kecil, termasuk hamster, setelah beberapa dinyatakan positif corona di toko hewan.

CORRECTS TO SAY 2,000 SMALL ANIMALS, NOT 2,000 HAMSTERS - A pet store is closed after some pet hamsters were, authorities said, tested positive for the coronavirus, in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at the pet store where an employee was also infected. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Pihak berwenang Hong Kong mengatakan toko hewan peliharaan ini ditutup setelah beberapa hamster peliharaan dinyatakan terinfeksi virus corona, Selasa, (18/1/2022). Menurut pejabat dari Departemen Pertanian, Perikanan dan Konservasi, kota itu juga akan menghentikan penjualan hamster dan impor mamalia kecil. 

Staff members from Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department investigate in a pet shop closed after some pet hamsters authorities said, tested positive for the coronavirus, in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will cull some 2,000 hamsters after several of the rodents tested positive for delta variant at the pet store where an infected employee was working. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Karyawan toko hewan peliharaan itu dinyatakan positif Covid-19 varian delta pada hari Senin, (17/1). Hewan dan beberapa hamster yang diimpor dari Belanda di toko tersebut dinyatakan positif. Menurut Pusat Pengendalian dan Pencegahan Penyakit A.S., hewan tampaknya tidak memainkan peran penting dalam menyebarkan virus corona. Namun pihak berwenang Hong Kong mengatakan mereka tidak mengesampingkan penularan antara hewan dan manusia.

Staff members from Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department investigate in a pet shop closed after some pet hamsters authorities said, tested positive for the coronavirus, in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will cull some 2,000 hamsters after several of the rodents tested positive for delta variant at the pet store where an infected employee was working. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Mereka mengatakan semua toko hewan peliharaan di Hong Kong harus berhenti menjual hamster dan sekitar 2.000 mamalia kecil ermasuk hamster dan chinchilla. Petugas menjanjikan, wewan imut tersebut akan dibunuh secara manusiawi.

Staff members from Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department investigate in a pet shop closed after some pet hamsters authorities said, tested positive for the coronavirus, in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will cull some 2,000 hamsters after several of the rodents tested positive for delta variant at the pet store where an infected employee was working. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Pelanggan yang membeli hamster di Hong Kong mulai 22 Desember akan menjalani tes wajib dan didesak untuk tidak menghubungi orang lain sampai tes mereka kembali negatif.

Staff members from Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department investigate in a pet shop closed after some pet hamsters authorities said, tested positive for the coronavirus, in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will cull some 2,000 hamsters after several of the rodents tested positive for delta variant at the pet store where an infected employee was working. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Jika hamster mereka dinyatakan positif, mereka akan dikarantina dan hamster harus diserahkan kepada pihak berwenang.

Positif Covid-19, Hewan Imut Hamster di Hong Kong Akan Dimusnahkan
Positif Covid-19, Hewan Imut Hamster di Hong Kong Akan Dimusnahkan
Positif Covid-19, Hewan Imut Hamster di Hong Kong Akan Dimusnahkan
Positif Covid-19, Hewan Imut Hamster di Hong Kong Akan Dimusnahkan
Positif Covid-19, Hewan Imut Hamster di Hong Kong Akan Dimusnahkan