Western Europe

Denmark says mutated COVID in minks probably disappeared

15:51, 19 November 2020
Denmark says mutated COVID in minks probably disappeared Photo: J. S. Peifer/Global Look Press

The Danish Ministry of Health is confident that the mutated coronavirus found in minks has most likely disappeared, TASS reports.

The ministry’s specialists made this conclusion based on the assessments of the Statens Serum Institut, a research institute dealing with the prevention of the spread of infectious diseases. The ministry emphasized that since Sept. 15, not a single case of infection with mutated COVID has been recorded in the country.

On Nov. 18, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration reported that all mink infected with COVID-19 were killed. The disease spread to 1,139 mink farms in the country. Farms in North Jutland were the most affected. At the same time, not only the animals but also 200 employees at six farms contracted the virus.

NEWS.ru earlier reported that a Dutch farmworker probably contracted coronavirus from a mink.