Lithuania killed Mink
November 27th According to a report by AFP local time on the 26th, Lithuanian health officials said that 22 dead mink at a farm in the central part of the country tested positive for COVID-19, which was the first time that a mink had been reported in Lithuania.
According to the report, there are 60,000 mink in the farm. Some mink tested positive for COVID-19 after some died without cause.
“The test results suggest that a mink farm employee may have transmitted the virus to the mink,” said Darius Remeika, director of the Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service, in a statement.
The farm immediately took isolation measures and killed 40 mink that were only in close contact. The next step would be determined according to the infection of the remaining mink.
It is reported that there are 86 mink farms in Lithuania, raising 1.6 million mink. After Denmark was earlier found that the mutant COVID-19 infected people carried by mink, the practice of killing mink nationwide was controversial.
The Danish government said last week that the mutant coronavirus may have been extinct. France, Poland and other countries have also found that mink carriers carry COVID-19 for the first time in the past week.