Bulgarian cabinet grants additional funds to fight Bluetongue disease

Bulgaria’s caretaker cabinet has approved a grant of an additional 1.88 million leva (about 989 000 euro) to the Agriculture and Food Ministry to fight Bluetongue disease which has killed a reported 4000 animals in the country in recent weeks.

The money is intended to implement steps to reduce and eradicate outbreaks of Bluetongue disease in 22 districts and to increase the readiness of other areas to fight the disease.

The funds are being provided by restructuring costs elsewhere in the national budget, the caretaker cabinet said on September 3.

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