They slaughter 92,700 minks from a farm to prevent coronavirus

He Government of Aragon has ordered this Thursday the slaughter of all minks, 92,700, from a farm in La Puebla de Valverde (Teruel), a “drastic” measure, after the contagions between animals have increased in the four tests carried out since May.

The decision, based on the national animal health law, was made on Wednesday night by the administrations involved, the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment, Joaquín Olona, ​​reported at a press conference, who explained that the General Directorate for Food Quality and Health already proceeded to the “precautionary immobilization” of the farm on May 22 when 7 of its workers tested positive for covid-19 and that they are already “healthy”.

The counselor has insisted that “no certainty can be transferred ”about whether or not there has been transmission from people to animals or vice versa and that it is precisely the existing“ high degree of uncertainty ”that has led to making this“ drastic decision”, Which was communicated this Thursday to the company that owns the farm, Secapiel, who has shown its collaboration and to whom it has thanked for its“ responsibility ”.