Danish authorities have changed their mind to exterminate all holes in the country’s animal farms because of the danger of transferring the mutated form of coronavirus from these animals to humans. This was stated by the Minister for Gender, Food and Fisheries Mogen Jensen reports TASS with reference to local television.
“We are doing everything in our power to preserve the animals as far as possible,” the official said. He stressed that the original decision on mass slaughter has been revised.
On November 10 Jensen stated that such a decision has no legal grounds.
Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the susceptibility of Minks to coronavirus, which makes them dangerous for humans. According to WHO official Catherine Smallwood, the minks are quite capable of being vectors of infection. Therefore, there is a risk that the population of minks may somehow contribute to the transmission of the virus from animal to human and then from person to person.
On November 5, Denmark decided to destroy all the Minks at the animal farms to prevent the mutated coronavirus from spreading. These animals were found to have an infection that spreads to humans and weakens the ability to form antibodies. Currently, 12 people are registered with this virus.