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State issues ban on travel to Sainshand and Zamyn-Uud

By M.ZOLJARGAL

The state has prohibited travels of all transportation with less than five tons of load from Bagakhangai District of Ulaanbaatar to Sainshand and Zamyn-Uud soums in Dornogovi Province as they are currently focus areas of foot and mouth disease.
As of Wednesday, over 2,900 cattle were diagnosed with foot and mouth disease in 12 soums of Sukhbaatar, Khentii and Dornogovi Provinces and almost all of them have been slaughtered since the outbreak in Ongon soum of Sukhbaatat Province on January 27.
A total of 2,202,086 livestock were injected with vaccines nationwide.
Currently, 1,425 officials with 285 vehicles are operating at the focus areas to vaccinate livestock and ensure strict quarantine.
Recently, 14 people were fined for intending to enter Ulaanbaatar while carrying meat for sale from provinces. They were caught at Kherlen Auto Checkpoint in Baganuur District. All the checkpoints in the city are currently inspecting all vehicles passing into the city and sanitizing their tires and covers to prevent infection of the disease in Ulaanbaatar.
As of Wednesday, checkpoints inspected 3,492 vehicles, 8,624 passengers and confiscated 365 livestock and 34 tons of meat that had no certificate of origin.
In total, 14 people were fined for bringing unauthorized livestock and meat to the city.

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