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Coronavirus: Cats, dogs thrown from apartments over rumours suggesting the deadly virus can be passed on by animals

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 February 2020, 16:35 IST

The word on the street caused massive damage and the following news article indicates the devastating nature of the same. Since the coronavirus spread news came out in the open from China, above 250 people have lost their lives from the infection so far and approximately 12,000 new infections have been verified.

However, this is not the only upsetting news coming out of China after the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Pet owners have been repotedly hurling their cats and dogs from the houses only because of claims suggesting the virus can be passed on by the animals.

Pictures of corpses of animal lying on the road have been circulating on social media after being pushed to death from high rise buildings.

China remains to experience deepening isolation over its coronavirus epidemic as the death toll rose to 259, with the United States and Australia leading the list to impose travel bans.

With Britain, Russia and Sweden among the nations confirming their first infection, the virus has now spread to more than 20 nations, sending government scurring to place a limit on their exposure.

The US solidified its approach by announcing a national emergency, temporarily prohibiting entry to foreigners who had been in China within the past two weeks.

"Foreign nationals, other than immediate family of US citizens and permanent residents, who have travelled in China within the last 14 days will be denied entry into the United States," Health Secretary Alex Azar said.

The deadly virus emerged in early December and has been detected to a market in Hubei’s capital Wuhan that sold wild animals.

It spread globally on the wings of a New Year holiday rush that sees millions of Chinese citizens travel domestically and overseas.

In India, 324 Indians were evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

The 324 evacuees -- including 3 minors and 211 students -- had arrived in India on Saturday on Air India's Boeing 747 Jumbo aircraft. The passengers will be kept in isolation at the quarantine facilities for 14 days.

All the evacuated people had gone through the demand screening at the IGI International Airport upon arrival.

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First published: 1 February 2020, 15:28 IST