Mongolia|life|June 29, 2018 / 02:51 PM
Emergency situation announced in central-west Mongolia over foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

AKIPRESS.COM - Mongolia's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday declared emergency in central-west Arkhangai province to contain the spread of the deadly foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

As of Friday, there have been outbreaks of the FMD in six soums (administrative subdivisions) in the province.

The country's Vice Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Saule Janimkhan has ordered the relevant officials to do everything they can to stop the spread of the disease.

Last year, Mongolia exported 29,300 tons of meat to countries such as China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Qatar, according to Xinhua.

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