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My computer simply would not go to that site, Carbon; probably because of our cookie laws.

But I found the Reuters article:


Healthcare & Pharma

Coronavirus found in Greek mink farms: ministry official

By Reuters Staff

2 Min Read

ATHENS (Reuters) - The new coronavirus has been found in mink at two farms in northern Greece, an agriculture ministry official said on Friday.

The strain found in the mink had not mutated from that found in humans, the official said.


The breeder at one of the farms, in the northerly Kozani region, also tested positive for the virus, and tests were being conducted on workers. A cull of the 2,500 mink at that farm was due to begin shortly.

Denmark’s entire stock of 17 million mink is due to be culled after a mutated coronavirus was found in mink farms there, and more than 15,000 mink in the United States have died of the new coronavirus since August.


Fur production is an important industry in Kozani and nearby Kastoria, where the second farm is located. Greece’s population of mink is estimated at hundreds of thousands, and fur exports bring in about 60-70 million euros a year.

“This has dealt another blow to the 800 families living off the sector in the region,” said Dimitris Kosmidis, head of the Greek fur federation in Kozani.

Source:  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-greece-mink-idUSKBN27T1AN

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https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/england-imposes-denmark-travel-ban-as-mink-mutation-spreads-across-europe-1.1108015


The UK government imposed an emergency ban on flights and ships to England from Denmark to try to stop the spread of a new strain of coronavirus linked to mink farms.

The WHO said on Friday that six European countries had detected the new mutation, sparking fears it might override the effectiveness of a Covid-19 vaccine.


Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the US have also discovered the coronavirus in mink.

Stricter measures to curb the spread led to a ban on passenger planes from Denmark and on ships docking in English ports on Saturday.

On Sunday, the ban was extended to all non-UK freight drivers who have travelled through Denmark in the past 14 days and all UK citizens wishing to enter England were told they must isolate for 14 days.


Dash to test and trace Denmark returnees


Given the significant unknowns regarding the new mutation of Covid-19 originating in Denmark, we have moved quickly to protect our citizens and prevent the spread of the virus to the UK,” the Department of Transport said.

“The UK government is working closely with international partners to understand the changes in the virus that have been reported in Denmark and we are conducting a programme of further research here in the UK to inform our risk assessments.”

Health officials are trying to test and trace at least 6,000 people who flew into the UK from Denmark in the past fortnight

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