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17 million corona-infected mink lock down Danish maritime hub

A new Covid-19 mutation stemming from minks in Northern Jutland has now resulted in a lockdown of the Danish region. The lockdown will impact 10,000 in the maritime industry. Ferry operator Stena Line has paused operations in the region.

New Covid-19-related initiatives in Northern Jutland in Denmark are "very worrisome" for those suppliers based in the region, says Danish Maritime CEO, Jenny Braat. | Photo: PR / Danske Maritime

A mutated coronavirus stemming from mink that is capable of spreading to humans has not only led the Danish government to order the culling of 17 million mink in Denmark but has also led to a local lockdown in the region of Northern Jutland, which is a major hub for maritime suppliers.

Although Thursday's announcement from the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (Social Democratic Party) is less than 24-hours old, several maritime suppliers in the region have already told ShippingWatch that the four-week lockdown of the region will have financial consequences for them.

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