The Bulgarian National Veterinary Service has announced that the restrictive measures for the foot-and-mouth disease have been dropped in all but one regions in the country.
The restrictive measures have been dropped for the regions of Varna, Shumen, Yambol, Sliven, Haskovo and Kardzhali.
On Wednesday, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health at the European Commission decided that only the region of Burgas should remain under restriction order for FMD.
However, the Bulgarian National Veterinary Service has explained that the movement of animals will be allowed only within the restricted area, which includes the regions under quarantine.
In the region of Burgas, slaughtering will be allowed only for animals that come from farms with implemented biosecurity measures, outside the 10-km restricted zone where the outbreak of the disease is.
The Bulgarian Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, said Tuesday that out of 1600FMD tests in the Burgas region, 12 goats, 14 sheep and a cow have been positive. Novinite