Fact-checked by: Correctiv

2020/02/14 | Germany

Partially false: China orders citizens to abandon/kill their pets as they can transmit coronavirus.

Explanation: There is no proof that Chinese authorities have ordered the killing of pets. There is proof that some Chinese authorities have approved killings of stray dogs and cats in order to stop the spread of the virus. The WHO says there is no evidence that the virus can be transmitted through pets.

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This false claim originated from: Pet Lovers Website

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