According to Greek media reports on December 9, 11 mink farms in Castoria and Grevena in Western Macedonia, Greece, have had COVID-19 epidemics, and many of the sable infected with the novel coronavirus have no symptoms.
Medical experts said that no strain variation was found for the time being. After testing for the virus, some of the staff of the farm also tested positive.
The health and vaccination department is very concerned about this situation and continues to monitor and widely test the virus on more than 90 farms in the region.
Fur production is an important industry in northern Greece.
According to official estimates, the number of mink in Greece may be hundreds of thousands. Previously, 2,500 mink were killed in mid-November for contracting the novel coronavirus at a farm in Kozani, northern Greece.
A statement issued by the Greek Ministry of Agriculture said that only minks infected with the novel coronavirus will be euthanized, and this measure will not be implemented on all minks.