Mutated coronavirus from mink in Denmark most likely extinct

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"There were no legal grounds to ask the farmers to cull their mink outside the infected zones", Jensen told the Danish wire agency Ritzau on Monday. "The case therefore does not stop with Mogens Jensen's departure", Elleman-Jensen tweeted on Wednesday.

There are 1,139 mink farms in Denmark, employing about 6,000 people. Jensen repeated his earlier apologies, offering particular regret to the country's mink farmers. However, the country's agriculture minister resigned over the mistake, with calls for the prime minister to follow. The AP reports at least 11 people were sickened by a mutated version of the virus. Almost 300 people were found with variants of coronavirus containing mink-related mutations.

However, some mink farms may still remain infected with Covid-19 beyond the cluster 5 mutation.

Two weeks after sounding the alarm about a mutated variant of the new coronavirus in minks that could threaten the effectiveness of a future vaccine, Denmark said on Thursday (Nov 19) the strain has likely been eradicated.

"No, the cull was not unjustified", he said.

This week, Denmark failed to gain the essential support in Parliament to push through an authorized reform that will prohibit mink breeding before 31 December 2021. The mutation was not really the justification for me. "I would also mention that minks escape regularly, so you don't want that risk of infecting the wild animal population, either".

The Danish government said most of the strict restrictions it had imposed on November 5 on seven municipalities in the North Jutland region, home to 280,000 people, would be lifted on Friday.

In a statement today, the Department of Agriculture said it had been working closely with the public health authorities, as well as with the operators of mink farms in Ireland, to address any potential risks arising as a result of the Covid-19 variant.

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