Emergency mode introduced in the Crimea because of African swine fever

SIMFEROPOL, February 9. /Corr. Elena Bogdanovich/. An emergency situation mode (CHS) conducted in Crimea due to an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The corresponding decree published on the official portal of the government of the Republic.

“To enter from 00:00 ut 8 February 2016 in the Republic of Crimea the state of emergency regional level response caused by African swine fever detected on the territory of Belogorsk and Razdolnensky districts”, – stated in the order, signed by the head of the region Sergey Aksenov.

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The functions of the interagency operational headquarters for emergency response in assigned emergency antiepizootic Commission, under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Nikolay Yanaki.

Previously the decree of the head of the Crimea the second quarantine area ASF was spread on the whole territory of the Republic after the detection of the second outbreak in the village of Fragrant Belogorsky area.

The ASF outbreak was first detected on January 27, in Razdolnensky district of the Crimea. The farm contained about 1,1 thousand pigs. For the week from the disease has destroyed almost half of the population.

ASF is not dangerous to humans, but usually leads to large losses in the agricultural sector. The only way of combating infection is to destroy the animals.

Around the nidus there is a exclusion zone within a radius of 20-25 km, where it can be destroyed all livestock of pigs in all farms. Pet owners shall be paid compensation the amount of which is determined by calculating 99 rubles 20 kopecks per kilogram of body weight. Previously Aksenov declared to journalists that on liquidation of consequences of the outbreak will require 60-80 million rubles.

From 22 November 2015 in the Crimea a regime of an ES in connection with the termination of electricity supply from Ukraine.