November 20 According to a Reuters report on the 20th, after several cases of mink passing mutant COVID-19 to people in Denmark, Poland’s health and veterinary departments said that 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been found among the workers at mink farms in the country. At present, the authorities continue to test animals, but they do not believe that the workers are infected by mink.
Poland reportedly began testing animals and workers for COVID-19 at 18 farms in four administrative regions across the country in early November.
According to the report, although the authorities have not received the results of animal testing, there are 18 unrelated confirmed cases among farm workers everywhere. However, the health department said, “There is no basis to conclude that mink is the source of infection in these 18 cases.”
Poland is one of the world’s largest mink producers, with about 354 mink farms and about 6 million mink farms, according to the report. Many mink industry practitioners oppose the government’s detection action, fearing that it may lead to mass killings.
Previously, Danish Prime Minister Meter Fraserrickson ordered to kill all domestic mink, but then stopped. According to local media statistics, about 2.5 million mink have been killed. Mink breeders will receive full compensation for killing.