Danes massively infected with mutated mink coronavirus
In Denmark, 214 people have become infected with the mutated coronavirus in minks. It is noted that variants of the mink virus were detected from June 8 to October 18 in 214 people, while a dangerous strain was found in 12 people. From November 7, restaurants, cafes and pubs will be completely closed in the region, but take-away establishments will be able to work.
In Denmark, residents have become massively infected with a mutated mink coronavirus. This is reported by TASS with reference to the local Institute for Combating Infectious Diseases.
It is noted that variants of the mink virus were detected in the period from June 8 to October 18 in 214 people. At the same time, a dangerous strain, due to which 17 million minks will be killed in Denmark, was found in 12 people.
Earlier, the Danish government announced the closure of North Jutland and banned residents from leaving the region in order to stop the spread of a new type of coronavirus found in minks. From November 7, restaurants, cafes and pubs will be completely closed in the region, but take-away establishments will be able to work. Public transport between the seven municipalities is also being closed. In addition, schoolchildren of grades 5-8 and students of higher institutions will switch to distance learning from November 9.
Prior to this, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the susceptibility of minks to coronavirus, which makes them dangerous to humans. According to WHO spokesman Catherine Smallwood, minks are quite capable of transmitting infection. Therefore, there is a risk that the mink population may somehow facilitate the transmission of the virus from minks to humans and then among humans.
On November 5, Denmark decided to destroy all minks on fur farms to prevent the spread of the mutated coronavirus. In these animals, an infection was found that spreads to humans and contributes to the weakening of the ability to form antibodies.