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COVID-2019: Ukraine bans import of pets and wild carnivores from China

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such precautions were taken because a dog was diagnosed with coronavirus in Hong Kong
11:45, 3 March 2020

AFP

Ukraine’s State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection has temporarily banned the importation of pets from China due to the fact that a dog was diagnosed with coronavirus in Hong Kong, the press service of the State Consumer Service reports.

"In order to minimize the risks of introduction of the COVID-19 pathogen into the territory of Ukraine, in accordance with Articles 33 and 96 of the Law of Ukraine ‘On Veterinary Medicine’, taking into account the recommendations set out in the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, the State Consumer Service temporarily prohibited the import of pets (dogs, cats, etc.) and wild carnivores from The People's Republic of China to Ukraine," the statement reads.

Related: Ukrainian with dog not evacuated from China, embassy explains situation

These precautions were taken because the dog was diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 disease in Hong Kong (China).

As we reported earlier, JSC Ukrainian Postal Service (Ukrposhta) has resumed acceptance of all kinds of export deliveries to China since February 26. 

"This was made possible through the assistance of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ukraine," the company noted.

Related: Coronavirus in Ukraine: first infection case registered

 

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