A pet cat has fallen ill with coronavirus in the UK after apparently catching Covid-19 from its owners.
The infection was confirmed following tests at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (Apha) laboratory in Weybridge, Surrey, on July 22, and is the first confirmed case of an animal infection with the coronavirus strain in the UK.
Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England (PHE), said: “This is the first case of a domestic cat testing positive for Covid-19 in the UK but should not be a cause for alarm.
“The investigation into this case suggests that the infection was spread from humans to animal, and not the other way round.
“At this time, there