SPECIALISTS SAY SALE OF PORK UNDER SUPERVISION

Panorama.am
16:40 07/01/2008

"24-hour shift operates in all the regions of the republic where
African Plague is reported. We control that the meat of the infected
animals is not taken out of the region," Gevorg Tovmasyan, deputy
head of veterinary inspection at the ministry of agriculture, told
Panorama.am.

He assured the meat which is taken out for sale must have an
authorization paper by the veterinary. He said the veterinary
service-regional inspection-market cycle functions well. "In the
initial stage, several cases of violations were reported but they
were prevented and the traders were fined," the inspection head said.

Today's data says 15,500 pigs were killed in the republic. No new
spots of infection were reported.

Quarantine is announced in Shirak and Lori regions.

Tovmasyan said there is a danger that the plague may spread. The
government has issued no final decision on compensation.