15 dogs, one cat killed after owners detected with Covid-19

15 dogs, one cat killed after owners detected with Covid-19

Pham Minh Hung, 49, verified Sunday that 13 of his pet dogs have been “destroyed” by the Covid-19 prevention drive in Khanh Hung Commune, Van Thoi District, Ca Mau Province two times in the past. A few other puppies and a cat touring with his relatives’ spouse and children confronted the identical destiny.

Hung, a indigenous of Binh Duong Province was performing as a bricklayer in Long An. Above the very last several months, the pandemic has taken to his livelihood away, earning lifestyle challenging. On Oct. 8, he drove his spouse and the dogs on his motorbike, next his wife’s sister-in-regulation and her family to their hometown in Khanh Hung Commune.

Hung travels with his puppies to Ca Mau. Photo courtesy of Pham Minh Hung

At a checkpoint as they entered Ca Mau, Hung gave a human being two puppies, and ongoing his trip with four dogs and nine puppies. When the two people (4 grown ups, a person little one) achieved Khanh Hung Commune, area authorities took them to a quarantine facility. Fast antigen exams confirmed all five have been constructive with the coronavirus. They ended up transferred to the Tran Van Thoi Typical Clinic for treatment method.

Their dogs and cats had been wrecked by the pandemic avoidance force afterward. When the incident was posted on social media, it attracted general public outrage with lots of people indicating such an severe evaluate was not important to stop the distribute of the virus.

On Oct.10, Tran Tan Cong, Chairman of the Tran Van Thoi District People’s Committee, verified that incident had happened in Khanh Hung Commune’s quarantine zone. The district has asked area authorities for a report and explanation, he claimed.

“As per preliminary details, these two family members returned to the quarantine facility with additional than a dozen canine and cats, of which just one analyzed optimistic for an unfamiliar virus. We are waiting around for precise experiences,” claimed Cong.

Provided that each people today and animals were infected, the job drive “talked about (the issue) with the house owners and got their consent (for the animals to be killed).”

Nguyen Duc Thanh, Place of work Chief of the Ca Mau People’s Committee, reported he has assigned a specialized company to coordinate with the area authorities to evaluate and evaluate difficulties connected to the killing of dogs and cats, and recommend solutions.

Ca Mau is 1 of the Mekong Delta localities that have gained a big quantity of people today returning to their hometowns recently. From Oct.1 to 6, almost 20,000 persons returned from other provinces and metropolitan areas, top to an overload of the province’s quarantine services. The province has prolonged its social distancing marketing campaign, which was scheduled to be eased, beginning Oct. 4.