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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.”


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