The United Kingdom immediately closes the borders for travellers from Denmark for fear of being infected with a mutated coronavirus found at minks in that country.
According to Danish health authorities, the mutated virus has been transmitted to 12 people. The altered virus may threaten the effectiveness of a future vaccine and has resulted in the culling of approximately 17 million minks on farms in the country.
Authorities decided on Thursday that all travellers from Denmark should be subject to mandatory quarantine upon arrival. Following new information from the Danish health authorities, it has been decided to exclude all arrivals from that country, with the exception of cargo and its carriers.
Denmark has introduced new lockdown measures and ordered the removal of all minks after a mutated virus has been detected in the animals.