Europe tries to shut down new coronavirus strain from Danish mink farms

europe tries to shut down new coronavirus strain from danish mink farms

Sumary of Europe tries to shut down new coronavirus strain from Danish mink farms:

  • Minks at farmer Stig Sørensen’s estate where all minks must be culled due to a government order on November 7, 2020 in Bording, Denmark..
  • It comes after a warning from Denmark’s national authority for the control of infectious disease, the State Serum Institute, that if the mutant virus were to spread internationally it could have potentially “serious consequences”.
  • More than a quarter of a million people in northern Denmark went into lockdown on Friday, with citizens urged to get tested after Covid-19 infections were reported among the mink population in that region..
  • Freight drivers who have been in or travelled through Denmark in the last 14 days, and who are not residents of the U.K., will now be refused entry to Britain..
  • The Irish government has said people should restrict their movements for 14 days after entering the country from Denmark, even if they are visiting for an “essential”.
  • and ordered the country’s mink farms to cull all 15 million minks in a move designed to reduce the risk of the animals re-transmitting the strain of the coronavirus to humans..
  • Mink farm owner Holger Rønnow in his farm, where he is forced by the Government to mass cull all minks on November 6, 2020 in Herning, Denmark..
  • Data from animal rights group Humane Society International puts Denmark as the world’s second-largest exporter of mink fur, behind China..
  • Since June, 214 human cases of Covid-19 have been identified in Denmark with variants associated with the farmed minks, the WHO said, including 12 cases with a unique variant, reported on Nov..
  • All of these 12 cases were found to have originated in North Jutland, Denmark, and the people infected ranged in age from 7 to 79-years-old….

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