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Spain to cull nearly 100,000 mink in coronavirus outbreak

Agriculture minister says origins of outbreak unclear after seven farm workers – and 87% of the mink – test positive

Spain has ordered the culling of nearly 100,000 mink on a farm after confirming many were carrying coronavirus, a regional minister said on Thursday.

Joaquin Olona, agriculture minister for the north-eastern Aragon region, said the cull would involve the slaughter of 92,700 mink which are prized for their pelt.

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