0.6 C
Ireland
Friday, November 27, 2020

UK bans entry to all visitors from Denmark over Covid-19 mink mutation

The UK government said on Saturday it was immediately banning entry to visitors from Denmark in response to concern over outbreaks of Covid-19 on Danish mink farms.

Denmark announced strict new lockdown rules and a nationwide mink cull after authorities discovered a mutated coronavirus strain in the animals.

“Visitors arriving into the UK from Denmark will not be permitted entry into the UK,” UK transport minister Grant Shapps said on Twitter.

“This decision to act quickly follows on from health authorities in Denmark reporting widespread outbreaks of coronavirus in mink farms.”

POPULAR

COVID-19: 335 new confirmed cases in Ireland

Health officials have confirmed a further 335 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Three further people diagnosed with the virus...

NTA asks for public opinion on rail line to Navan and Metro to south Dublin

The National Transport Authority has asked for public opinion on a number of future transport projects

Arrival of vaccine will not mean zero Covid-19 – WHO

World Health Organization Executive Director Dr. Mike Ryan said the arrival of vaccines will not mean zero Covid-19. Ryan...
Ireland
overcast clouds
0.6 ° C
2.2 °
-1.1 °
96 %
2.4kmh
100 %
Fri
5 °
Sat
8 °
Sun
8 °
Mon
7 °
Tue
8 °