Was this nothing more than a hungry dog or a concerned pet trying to save its owner from the deadly coronavirus?
Even though it’s probably the former, let’s pretend for a bit that it’s the latter as we all love a smart pet who wants to keep their owner safe.
A woman from Taiwan believes her dog did her a favor when it chewed up her entire passport so bad that she was unable to travel according to her plans to Wuhan, China.
Coronavirus Is Currently Ravaging China & Wuhan
Only several days after the dog destroyed the passport, the coronavirus started to spread further and in a way, the dog prevented her owner from travelling to the place where it all began.
The woman shared photos proving the story of the destroyed passport and explained how she came home one day and found her Kimi lying next to the shredded passport.
Several days later, she realized the coincidence and shared another post on Facebook and wrote ‘do you guys remember the passport? Throwback: this kid is really protecting me.
After my passport was torn apart, the virus began to go where I originally planned to go. I think about it now and it’s very touching. Fortunately, you blocked our trip’.
The Deadly Coronavirus
Around 56 people are thought to have died as a result of the virus and more than 1900 cases have been confirmed throughout the country, but elsewhere in Asia too.
Unfortunately, hospitals in Wuhan are low on supplies with the rise of patients. But, the Chinese central government said they’ll send 1200 health workers to the city, including 135 people as part of medical personnel from the People’s Liberation Army.
The city Wuhan is the ground zero of the virus.
One health worker said that the city doesn’t have sufficient resources as people are searching for clothing, goggles, masks, and protective equipment.
Although most of the cases are in China, there have been cases confirmed elsewhere, including the US, Australia, and France.
The Wuhan authorities have set serious travel limits within the area and public transport and motor vehicles are restricted indefinitely. Only vehicles with permits like government transport and free shuttles are allowed.
Not as Potent as the SARS
Despite already spreading and taking lives, top health official Gao Fu stated that this virus isn’t as powerful as the SARS from 2003, despite becoming contagious.
The people with SARS were only contagious when they had symptoms whereas the coronavirus can infect others during incubation period that can be up to 14 days.