The outbreak of Wuhan pneumonia caused by the corona virus strain is becoming the biggest obsession for Chinese people today. So much so that despite the WHO’s World Health Organization reporting that there is no evidence that domestic animals may be infected with the new corona virus, the Chinese people still do their best to protect their pets. by wearing a mask on them.
Not only are masks for people becoming scarce and expensive, currently pet masks are also being hunted. Sales of pet masks have skyrocketed in China and there seems to be no sign of stopping.
Zhou Tianxiao, an online entrepreneur, said that sales of dog masks have increased 10-fold since the corona virus spread from Wuhan. Dog masks are not the same as medical masks for humans, but have the same function. Currently a pack of 3 pieces is sold for 49 yuan (about 7 USD).
Initially, pet masks were made to combat increasingly serious air pollution in Beijing and many other cities in China. But now pet masks can also be trusted with another effect of preventing corona virus, although there is no evidence that corona viruses can infect animals like dogs and cats.