November 16th, according to Euronet, citing a report from Greece’s Eurolink News Agency, Coronavirus has been detected in the mink in a farm in northern Greece. Among them, 2500 mink in a Kozani farm have been looted since November 14. kill.
According to reports, the mink infected by the new coronavirus are mainly concentrated in the village of Kaloneri in Kozani. The Greek Ministry of Agriculture began culling mink on the 14th, and the animal carcasses were buried in a specially excavated ditch nearby.
The Greek Ministry of Agriculture stated that only mink infected with Coronavirus will be euthanized.
Earlier, after a case of a mink transmitting a mutated new coronavirus to humans was found in a Danish farm, the Greek Ministry of Agriculture also tested the country’s mink farm. As a result, the coronavirus was found in the mink in the two northern farms, but it was detected. The strain of is different from the one found in Denmark.
The Greek health department has also tested all workers in the mink farm for the virus. So far, nine farm keepers have been found to have tested positive for Coronavirus.
According to reports, fur production is an important industry in Kozani and Kastoria in northern Greece. According to official estimates, there may be hundreds of thousands of mink in Greece.