The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has announced that a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak was detected at the Onamulunga village crush-pen in the Oshikoto Region on 28 December 2020. According to a statement issued by the ministry, the outbreak was confirmed after two cattle out of five in a herd displayed FMD clinical signs during physical examinations by veterinary officials. In line with the Animal Health Act, Act 1 of 2011, the Olukonda Constituency where the crush pen is situated, has been declared an infected area. The Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Oshana, Omusati, and Kunene regions have thus been declared as the disease management areas where FMD control measures have been instituted. Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Albertina Shilongo says the outbreak is a big problem for the ministry.