COVID-19 Search among mink in Greece 2 farms

Greek authorities have found COVID-19 in mink at two farms in northern Greece.

Athens:

An Agriculture Ministry official said on Friday that Greek officials found COVID-19 in mink at two farms in northern Greece.

The official said there was no pressure from COVID-19 on mink, adding 2,500 mink to a farm in the northern Kozani region.

Danish authorities have launched a plan to reduce Denmark’s entire population to less than 17 million minks after discovering a different strain of coronovirus in animals.

“A coronovirus has been found in mink at two farms in northern Greece,” an agriculture ministry official told Reuters.

The official said the farmer at the farm had also contracted coronavirus and tests were underway.

The fur trade is an important local industry in Kozani and nearby Kastoria, where another farm is located. Thousands of mink populations are estimated in Greece.

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