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Hanoi (VNA) - The Prime Minister has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to distribute free vaccines and de-contaminant chemicals from the national reserves to two localities in an effort to stem diseases.

Accordingly, 30,000 doses of LMLM 2 vaccine (O&A), 10,000 doses of LMLM type O (Aftopor), and 10,000 litres of Benkocid will be allocated to the central coastal province of Ninh Thuan to prevent the foot-and-mouth disease.

As many as 50 tonnes of Chlorine 65% min will also be provided for the southernmost province of Ca Mau to cope with diseases that are affecting aquatic animals.

According to Ninh Thuan’s provincial People’s Committee, foot-and-mouth disease broke out in the province on October 17.

Reports from Ca Mau province also show that 772 hectares of shrimp farms have been infected with white spot disease and Early Mortality Syndrome since the beginning of the year.

The Prime Minister has also asked the Ministry of Finance to provide nearly 950 tonnes of rice for the central province of Thanh Hoa to help local people who are suffering from food shortages caused by floods this year.

Earlier, nine localities, including Thanh Hoa, were allocated 220 billion VND (9.87 million USD) from State budget reserves to address floods that occurred in July and August this year.-VNA