Caring for pets and livestock during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many governments are providing websites dealing with frequently asked questions, concerns and issues involving corona virus and animals. The information below is taken from one such website. It is recommended that people check their respective government's website for information that deals more specifically with local/national animal-related matters.

Can animals spread coronavirus?
Currently, there is no evidence animals (pets or livestock) can spread COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).To date, there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disease. Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals which may compromise their welfare
Updates will be provided if anything changes.  
Advice on contact with animals 
International advice is that, as a precautionary measure, people sick with COVID-19 should avoid contact with pets and other animals, as they would with people.
Currently there is no need for animals to be quarantined. This position is based on international advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States and the World Organisation for Animal Health (the OIE).
However, where there is COVID-19 in a household, it is recommended that animals are not moved off the property.  
Keep good hygiene habits
Pet owners are reminded to continue to adopt good hygiene habits, including hand-washing with soap before and after being around or handling animals, their food, or supplies.
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