Coronavirus infestation spreads to 25th Dutch mink farm

Photo: Romoro via
Photo: Romoro via

Coronavirus has been detected on another mink farm in the Netherlands, bringing the total to 25.

The agriculture ministry confirmed that cubs being prepared for transport on the farm in Westerbeek, Noord-Brabant, tested positive for the virus. All 1,100 adult females and their young will be put down.

The government tightened transport restrictions for mink on 10 July in the light of previous outbreaks. So far more than a million animals have been destroyed as a result of coronavirus infections.

The mink farming industry is being scaled down and is due to be abolished in 2024.

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