Denmark says mutated coronavirus ‘most likely’ extinct after ordering that the nation’s minks be killed

The mutated coronavirus strain, which stemmed from mink farms, is “most likely” extinct days after the government ordered the nation’s 17 million minks to be killed, Denmark’s health ministry said.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced Nov. 4 that all of the nation’s minks would need to be killed. Less than a week later, the order was halted. Frederiksen said the government did not have the authority to carry it out.

Nearly 2.85 million minks had already been killed, the BBC reported.

“No further cases of mink variant with cluster 5 have been detected since Sept. 15, which is
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