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Behind the mask: there is no evidence that pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus

Behind the mask: there is no evidence that pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus

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Behind the mask: there is no evidence that pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus

The World Health ­Organisation has issued the following advice for those who could be in ­contact with infected people or in an area hit by the virus.

Maintain social ­distancing

Keep at least one metre (3ft) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever. When someone who is infected with a respiratory disease, like 2019-nCoV, coughs or sneezes, they project small droplets containing the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.