Denmark mink Covid crisis worsens. Here’s what it means

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

By Luke McGee and Vasco Cotovio, CNN

Updated 11:06 AM ET, Sat November 7, 2020All of Denmark's population of up to 17 million mink will be culled.All of Denmark’s population of up to 17 million mink will be culled.

(CNN)The United Kingdom has banned travelers from Denmark after the countryreported a widespread outbreak of a new variant of the virus which causes Covid-19 in mink farms.The development came days after the Danish government announced it planned to cull the nation’s entire mink population in order to contain the spread.There are between 15 and 17 million mink in Denmark, whereas its human population stands at around 5.5 million.The ban came into place at 4 a.m. Saturday and means travelers from Denmark cannot enter the UK, the government said in a statement. British nationals returning home will be forced to quarantine for two weeks and, unlike other quarantine requirements for travelers entering the UK, there will be no exemptions.Paid…

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