Danish government orders death of a million minks due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Danish government has ordered mink farms to cull over 1 million animals due to reported outbreaks of coronavirus among the species, prized for its fur.

The outbreak among the mink population was detected in late June after a COVID-19 patient was linked to a mink farm in North Jutland, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service said in a report.


As of this month, mink on around 60 farms in North Jutland have tested positive for coronavirus, and an additional 46 farms are under suspicion, Mogens Jensen, the Danish minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, told CNN.

“We have continuously launched initiatives to manage and contain the spread of infection,” Jensen said in a statement.

“In view of the recent large increase, we must unfortunately state that it has not been sufficient to prevent continued spread of infection among the North Jutland mink herds,” he added.

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All the Shows That Have Been Canceled Due to COVID-19

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced some TV shows to meet an early end.

Earlier this year, the global health crisis caused production on majority of TV series to shut down — and although some have resumed filming, not all shows have had the same luck.

While TV has provided a much need escape during these uncertain times, COVID-19 restrictions have made production a bit tricky. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still prohibits large in-person gatherings and encourages people to wear masks and remain six-feet apart — making filming crowd or intimate scenes significantly more difficult.

As the coronavirus continues to change Hollywood, PEOPLE has compiled an ongoing list of all the TV shows that have been canceled because of the pandemic.


PEOPLE confirmed on Monday that the Netflix original series, starring Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron, had been canceled

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Gokuldham members tensed as society is sealed due to COVID 19 scare

Troubles, problems, and tensions are a common part of the Gokuldham society. However, in the upcoming episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, an issue is going to leave Gokuldham members extremely anxious and worried about their safety. Wondering what so severe has happened in Gokuldham society? Well, this trip the threat of the novel Coronavirus has left Gokudlhammites tensed. 

The society has also been trapped under the threat of the deadly virus, leaving them distressed. In the upcoming episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, officials will come and ‘seal’ the Gokuldham society due to the Coronavirus scare. All this will happen as the residents of the Gokuldham society will come in direct contact with Abdul, who is a suspected COVID-19 patient. Yes, there is a possibility that Abdul has contracted the disease as he has been keeping unwell, and members of Gokuldham fear that the virus has been

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Amnesty to halt work in India due to government ‘witch-hunt’

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Amnesty International has been forced to shut down operations in India and lay off all staff there after the Indian government froze its bank accounts.

The Indian enforcement directorate, an agency that investigates economic crimes, froze the accounts of Amnesty’s Indian arm this month after the group published two reports highly critical of the government’s human rights record.

Amnesty said the move was the culmination of a two-year campaign of harassment by the home affairs ministry, and more broadly part of an “incessant witch-hunt” of human rights groups by the Hindu nationalist government of the prime minister, Narendra Modi.

Amnesty’s departure starkly illustrates the shrinking space for dissent in India, where critics of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party face investigation and detention, often under draconian terrorism laws. It also comes at a time when human rights violations, particularly against India’s 200 million Muslims,

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