German animal rights activists say that COVID-19 has been confirmed in more than 400 mink farms in EU member states.
The German Animal Rights Federation stated that as of mid-May, millions of minks in 10 EU countries had been infected with the coronavirus.
Covid-19 was detected in 290 mink farms in Denmark, 69 farms in the Netherlands and 13 farms in Sweden. The Federation announced that 22 of the 91 farms in Greece also recorded this situation.
Farms in France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Spain have also been diagnosed with the infection.
The association called for a ban on raising mink for their fur.
After the Danish farm was identified as a hot spot, all the nerves in the farm were killed, a total of several million.
The authorities subsequently announced that the coronavirus has mutated in the nerves and has spread to humans, which is why such measures need to be taken.
Mink farming in Denmark has been banned until the end of this year.