A virologist has denied the opinion about the possibility of infection of the coronavirus Pets

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the Director of the Federal research centre of Virology and Microbiology R & d Denis Kolbasov during the meeting with Moscow 24 called presumptuous statement about the possibility of infection of domestic animals with the coronavirus.

As noted virologist, you cannot make such statements without the results of our research. According to kovbasova, there are only two organizations that can give official comments on this issue.

“who Is that clearly defined that Pets are not considered as a risk factor, and the world organization for animal health, which has a similar position on this issue,” said a virologist.

Kolbasov believes to Express such opinions, you must back them up with research results.

“in order to make any alternative application, it is necessary to have the results of their research. Here are a few presumptuous to give any comments, having no experimental data that would refute the position of the official bodies authorized to provide such information,” – said the expert.

As the representative of the world health organisation Melita Vujnović said that currently the organization’s official position has not changed, but she did not rule out such a possibility.

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Earlier, head of the laboratory of genomic engineering MIPT Pavel Volchkov said that coronavirus can spread from person to Pets. According to him, while experts are unable to explain why COVID-19 is detected in animals, however, the transition of the pathogen from human to Pets is still possible.

From March 30 in Moscow for all citizens, regardless of age, entered home isolation. This was reported Sergei Sobyanin on your website. To leave the apartment is permitted only in the following cases: walking Pets at a distance not exceeding 100 meters from the place of residence; applying for an emergency (urgent) medical assistance and other direct threats to life and health; commuting if you have to go to work; shopping at the nearest running store or pharmacy; needed to take out the trash.

the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin instructed the governors to consider the introduction of additional restrictive measures against the coronavirus following the example of Moscow and Moscow region. He stressed that the main task of the government – “to be proactive and to minimize the spread of the virus”.

March 11, the who declared a pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19. According to the organization, in the world recorded more than 638 thousand cases of infection, more than 30 thousand people died. The total number of coronavirus patients in Russia is of 1 534 inhabitants, of whom 1 014 of them – in Moscow.

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