Denmark will destroy all minks due to mutated coronavirus
MOSCOW, Nov 5 - PRIME. All minks will be destroyed in fur farms in Denmark after a coronavirus mutation found in animals has spread to humans, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said, Reuters reports.
MOSCOW, Nov 5 - PRIME. In Denmark, all minks will be destroyed at fur farms after a coronavirus mutation found in animals has spread to humans, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said, Reuters reports.
According to her, health authorities have found strains of viruses in humans and minks, due to which the sensitivity to antibodies decreases, which, accordingly, carries the risk of reducing the effectiveness of future vaccines.
The country's authorities said that five cases of the new strain of the virus were detected on mink farms, as well as 12 cases in humans.
In total, there are 15 to 17 million minks in the country. Denmark is the world's largest producer of mink fur.
Police and army will be mobilized to speed up the process of killing animals. At the same time, some areas in northern Denmark, where there are a large number of mink farms, will adopt tighter isolation restrictions and tighten controls.
Minks were also slaughtered in the Netherlands and Spain after infection was discovered.