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There is no scientific evidence that humans can contract the novel coronavirus from farm livestock or pets, Germany’s Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klockner told a news conference in Berlin on Tuesday. "It has not been proved as of yet that [the virus] can be transmitted to humans from farm livestock or pets," the minister said." "With scientific data in view, we can argue that this has not happened as of yet," she added, noting that experts were studying that issue. More than 8,000 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus in Germany, and 20 have died according to media reports.