26 April 2020 – Imposed reporting obligations for mink farms with COVID-19

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Type of Intervention: Testing and tracing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Dutch Government has introduced measures requiring mink farmers, veterinarians and research institutions to report any respiratory problems and increased mortality in minks. This comes as two farms were found to have COVID-19 in different minks.

The Government has launched investigations to determine the source of the infections. Mandatory reporting has also been required to prevent possible spread of the virus to other farms.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/04/26/covid-19-geconstateerd-op-twee-nertsenbedrijven