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Lockdowns imposed in Denmark amid mink coronavirus fears

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Authorities in Denmark state that a lockdown will be imposed in some areas over a coronavirus mutation found in mink that can potentially spread to humans.

The government also cautioned that the effectiveness of any future vaccine could be affected by the mutation. Bars, restaurants, public transport as well as indoor sports will remain closed across seven municipalities in North Jutland. The restrictions will continue until December 3.

Denmark had also announced that it would cull all its mink. According to the World Health Organization, mink could be good reservoirs of coronavirus. Coronavirus cases have been detected in farmed mink in the Netherlands and Spain as well since the pandemic began in Europe. However, the cases are spreading fast in Denmark… (BBC, November 6, 2020)

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