Sergey Aksyonov, internationally unrecognized Head of the Crimean Government, ordered that an emergency state be declared in Crimea due to a swine flu outbreak, reads a message on Aksyonov’s Facebook page.

Aksyonov appointed Nikolay Yanaki, Vice Chairman of the Crimean Government, as Head of the emergency response center.

Pursuant to a decree issued by Aksyonov, as of 00.00 a.m. an emergency state is declared in Crimea on February 8, 2016, due to a swine flu outbreak which occurred in Crimea’s Belogorsky and Razdolnensky districts.