Denmark’s prime minister said on Wednesday that the government wants to cull all minks in farms, a number estimated to be as high as 15 million, to minimise the risk of the weasel-like mammals’ re-transmitting COVID-19 to humans. This, al Jazeera reports, after a report from a government agency that maps the coronavirus in Denmark that showed a mutation in the virus found in 12 people in the northern part of the country who were infected by minks, while Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said half the 783 human COVID-19 cases in northern Denmark “are related” to minks. “It is very, very serious,” the Prime Minister said. “Thus, the mutated virus in minks can have devastating consequences worldwide.”