He has banned visitors to Denmark after an emergency warning that a mutant line of weasel-related coronavirus could risk the success of the upcoming vaccine.
“Visitors to the UK from Denmark will not be allowed to enter the UK,” UK Transport Minister Grant Shapps announced on Twitter late Friday, days after Denmark gave the know they will destroy 17 million weasels to try to eliminate the new strain of bacteria from the spread.
The decision to act quickly after the Danish health authorities released more information reporting a widespread outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in mink farms, with a variant of The virus spread to some local communities, ”the British government said. its website.
British returning from Denmark will also be quarantined, as will anyone who has arrived in the past two weeks.
Denmark reported 214 human cases of Covid-19 involving weasels, with some appearing to carry a new strain called the “cluster variant 5”, according to The Sunday Times of London.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen warned: “The mutant virus threatens to prevent the vaccine in the future from working as it should,” warned the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, according to the British newspaper. .
Kare Molbak, the leading epidemiologist at Denmark’s State Serum Institute for Infectious Diseases, told the newspaper “the worst case scenario is that a new pandemic has started again, this time from Denmark. “
“There is a risk that this mutant virus is so different from the others that we have to put new things into the vaccines and thus [the mutation] Molbak previously told The Guardian.