Denmark imposes lockdown amid Coronavirus mutation found in mink

Denmark imposes lockdown amid Coronavirus mutation found in mink

Danish authorities have said a lockdown will be introduced in some areas over a coronavirus mutation found in mink that can spread to humans.

The government has warned that the effectiveness of any future vaccine could be affected by the mutation.

A BBC reports states that bars, restaurants, public transport and all public indoor sports will be closed in seven North Jutland municipalities.

It comes soon after an announcement that Denmark would cull all its mink – as many as 17 million.

The Scandinavian country is the world’s biggest producer of mink fur and its main export markets are China and Hong Kong. Culling began late last month, after many mink cases were detected.

The restrictions will come into effect from Friday and initially last until 3 December.

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