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A dog has become the first animal to test positive for coronavirus in Jordan. Photo for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: Pixabay

Dubai: A dog has tested positive for coronavirus in Irbid, becoming the first animal to test positive for coronavirus in Jordan, local media reported yesterday.

The dog belongs to the owner of a factory in Al Hassan Industrial Estate in Irbid. The owner wanted to travel outside Jordan with his dog and a COVID-19 test was required. After the test results came out, it was found that the dog had tested positive for the virus, according to Ad Dustour Newspaper.

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Samples were taken from the owner and his neighbour and the results are expected today.

Accordingly, the COVID-19 investigation teams in Irbid have isolated and disinfected the owner’s house.