CNN: Coronavirus transmission from minks to humans does not necessarily mean the disease will become more dangerous, but scientists are on their guard in the wake of an astounding announcement from Denmark.
 Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Wednesday that the country will kill more than 15 million minks and that a variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus that had been transmitted from the animals to 12 people could impact a vaccine’s effectiveness.
 Global media reacted with shock, especially given the high level of fear already caused by the Covid-19 epidemic that has claimed more than 1.2 million lives in less than a year.
 The measures will be in effect all weeknights and from 1pm on weekends for at least two weeks, Costa said after an emergency cabinet meeting late Saturday.
 It comes a day after the country declared a state of emergency over the pandemic, with the daily number of new infections tripling to 6,000 since early October.“The only way to control the pandemic is to avoid social interaction,” said Costa, adding that the measures were necessary to avoid the reintroduction of the stricter lockdown authorities imposed during the spring.India’s coronavirus cases crossed the 8.5 million mark on Sunday as 45,674 new cases and 559 more COVID-19 deaths were reported, official data showed.
While the country’s total tally reached 8,507,754, its COVID-19 death toll totalled 126,121, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) data.