133-Kilometer Fence to be Built on the Bulgaria-Romania Border Due to Plague Infection

The Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture Rumen Porodzanov stated that a fence on the border with Romania will be built in order to obstruct access to animals that may be infected with the plague.

A recent outbreak of an African plague shook Bulgaria, prompting a lot of media attention and debates on quarantine methods. Dir.bg reports that the fence will be made out of barb wire and will span 133 kilometers. The goal is to keep wild boars from crossing the border and spreading the disease. The track of the fence is reportedly clear. According to the Minister, the materials will cost around 200,000 and 300,000 leva, but the overall cost remains unknown.

The fence will be built in a matter of 10 days.

Porodzanov inspected the border checkpoints and assured the press that the passing cars are being disinfected. According to him, the biggest risk in the spread of the animal plague are the small farms, as the industrial pig farms generally have better quarantine regulations. He also stated that the dramatic scenes of animal euthanasia that shocked the Bulgarian people will not be repeated.

Alex Dimchev

Alex Dimchev is a writer, editor, and weapons master for EUscoop.com

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