Poland has joined forces with other EU countries to push the European Commission into banning mink farming in Europe because of the Covid threat the animals pose to humans and wildlife, the Ministry of Agriculture has told PAP.
A SARS-CoV-2 strain found on a Polish mink farm can be directly transmitted from the animals to humans and vice versa, the Agriculture Ministry has said.
The Polish health minister has said mink on a farm in north-western Poland will be culled after the SARS-Cov-2 virus was detected.
Tests carried out on minks at a farm in northern Poland have found no trace of the coronavirus, contrary to previous media reports, the agriculture minister announced on Thursday.
Poland will test minks from a farm in a northern province of the country for the presence of coronavirus after the Medical University of Gdańsk found eight infected minks, the Agriculture Ministry announced on Tuesday.
The Polish agriculture minister has ordered the testing of farmed mink for the presence of the coronavirus, the ministry announced on Tuesday.