some time ago there was an article in the press, not here, that, i believe it was in Singapore, a dog was diagnosed with -Corona Virus -. There is in deed an animal -Corona Virus-. And that is known since a long time. BUT AND THAT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW, it is NOT this Virus that sickens people now. the animal virus will give your pet diarrhea (-pod nose- as it is said in Russia). and can be cured easily with medication available either at the chemist or local vet.
there are horror stories around in Austria and Germany, Shelters are inundated with worried pet owners who want to live their pet there. if you are worried, contact your vet. they will also tell you the same. ( ours did when we called her, just to make double sure...)
AND PLEASE, DON'T JUST THROW OUT YOUR PET INTO THE STREET OR LEAVE IT IN THE PARK,TETHERED ON TO A LAMPPOST OR TREE!