Denmark to Cull 15 Million Minks Over COVID-19 Fears
Denmark is one of the world’s main mink fur exporters
On Wednesday, Denmark's prime minister said the government wants to cull all 15 million minks in Danish farms, to minimize the risk of them re-transmitting the new coronavirus to humans.
Mette Frederiksen said a report from a government agency that maps the coronavirus in Denmark has shown a mutation in the virus found in 12 people in the northern part of the country who got infected by minks. Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said half the 783 human COVID-19 cases in northern Denmark "are related" to mink.
"It is very, very serious," Frederiksen said. "Thus, the mutated virus in minks can have devastating consequences worldwide."
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