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Siberian cat named Mir, which Russian President Vladimir Putin gave to the Governor of Japan’s Northern Akita Prefecture Norihisa Satake a, was put on quarantine because of the spread of coronavirus. On Wednesday, April 29, TASS was told by the Governor himself.
According to him, the animal decided to isolate to protect from infection, which was found to be transmissible from people to cats. “We have made to the World in any case did not communicate with anyone except members of our family. Hope for a speedy conclusion to the current situation when the threat of contamination and suffering of people and animals,” said Satake.
He also noted that the World gets along well with six other cats living in the house, and shows a calm disposition and a good appetite. “It’s special to me creature — the soul rests when I see his face” — said Satake.
Putin gave the kitten to the Governor of Akita Prefecture in February 2012 after he gave the Russian leader a puppy Japanese Akita inu as a token of appreciation for the assistance that Russia has provided Japan after the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. The choice was made in favor of the kitten, since this Is admitted that he likes cats more than dogs. Upon arrival in Japan had to undergo six months quarantine in a designated area of the Tokyo Narita international airport, after which the Governor was able to take him home.
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