John Abraham Points Out Misinformation About Pet Animals Amid COVID Outbreak, BMC Responds

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With the frenzy of coronavirus on the rise, misconceptions about COVID-19 have spread like wildfire among the citizens. Actor John Abraham addressed one of them

Written By Urvashi Kandpal | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Bollywood actor John Abraham took to social media to check one article by a local tabloid about misleading posters put up by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that has lead to the abandonment of pet animals by their owners. With incidents such as these on the rise, the Satyamev Jayate actor addressed the issue and clarified that 'animals do not transmit COVID 19' and that it is misinformation.

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BMC authorities promptly responded to the actor's post and issued an apology for the misinformation through their official Twitter handle. They also stated that all the hoardings which created panic among pet owners and were on display throughout the city as a measure to contain the coronavirus have been taken down. John Abraham acknowledged their response and advised his fans and followers to stay safe amid the coronavirus crisis.

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The Animal Welfare Board Of India recently published a circular. In the circular, AWBI clearly mentioned that animals do not spread the novel Coronavirus. In the circular, it is also mentioned that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), cats and animals can not get infected in the current scenario of coronavirus infection. The statutory advisory body published the circular after noticing that many pet owners are abandoning their pets due to the spread of COVID19. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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