Health officials in British Columbia, Canada, announced an outbreak of the Coronavirus on a mink farm after eight people tested positive for the virus.
The Fraser Health Authority, which oversees the area, confirmed that the farm’s employees and animals are subject to testing and, when necessary, employees are isolated, and contact tracing is conducted.
It stated that under the current laws governing animal health, orders were issued to the farm to restrict the transportation of animals, products, and goods from the farm.
The provincial agriculture department said the virus outbreak is limited to only one farm in the Fraser Valley. Some animals are being sent to a national testing facility designated for foreign animal diseases in Winnipeg.