The Rosselkhoznadzor has temporarily restricted the import into Russia of certain exotic animals. This is due to the propagation in China and its limits of the new deadly coronavirus. This is stated in the message published on the website of the administration for the Altai Krai and the Altai Republic.
The ban from 30 January and distributed, including fish and bugs. “Imposed temporary restrictions on importation of and transit through the territory of the Russian Federation of all types of exotic and ornamental animals, including insects, arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, and other live fish and aquatic animals from China,” — said in the message.
The Russians, who are in Asian countries, are advised to refrain from contact with animals. “In the event of suspicious products of animal origin is subject to seizure and destruction,” warned the Agency.
Epidemiologists have established that the source of the virus are wild animals whose meat is sold on the market in Wuhan. As of January 30, the number of cases exceeded 7.7 thousand, 170 infected died. In addition to China, cases of infection were recorded in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, USA, Germany, Australia, Finland and France. In Russia of cases of infection has not yet been identified, but the border with China in the far East decided to close.
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