Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Food Hygiene and Technology Lecturer Dr. Seyda Şahin stated that there is no case showing that the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) is transmitted from sacrificial animals to humans and the disease is infected from person to person.
In his written statement, Dr. Şahin stressed that the world has been going through an extraordinary period due to Covid-19 and that an upcoming Feast of Qurban will be held for the first time in epidemic conditions and that precautionary measures should not be overlooked.
Providing information about the measures to be taken in the slaughtering sector, Dr. Şahin said:
“Covid-19 is a disease that is transmitted to the susceptible people from the sick person through droplets and contact. There is no evidence that Covid-19 has been transmitted from the sacrificial animals up to now. Therefore, we have not seen or reported any cases so far.”
“There will be an intense human mobility during the sales, slaughtering and distribution stages in terms of the Feast. In this context, it is very important to maintain physical distance, to wear the mask correctly and to follow the cleaning rules, as it can be transmitted from person to person rather than animals,” Dr. Şahin added…