Spain: 93,000 minks to be killed after they were found to be infected with Covid-19

Health authorities have ordered the killing of 93,000 minks which were being bred at a farm in the region of Aragon after they were found to be infected by Covid-19.

The case came to light when the wife of one of the workers at the farm in the village of La Puebla de Valverde tested positive for the virus in May.

After this case, seven other workers from the same farm also tested positive for the virus.

The minks were held in quarantine for several weeks until the tests were carried out, and it resulted that 80% of them were infected.

This is not the first time that minks which are bred for their fur were found to be infected by the virus as recently there were other similar cases in both the Netherlands and Denmark.