The Minister of Agriculture in the Lebanese caretaker government, Abbas Mortada, announced that the Ministry’s technical teams had surveyed the areas that witnessed the locust waves, and reached a determination of their approximate extent.
Mortada asserted that “although the numbers are still acceptable and limited to a certain area, the fear remains from their proliferation and rapid progress,” noting that “the helicopters will start spraying over the designated areas after the necessary medicines arrived at Rayak airport.”
Mortada warned of “the entry of additional swarms of locusts at any time,” calling on citizens, especially those living on the border with Syria, to “report quickly when examining this phenomenon to contribute to facing this ordeal that threatens the citizen’s food security and eliminating the locusts before they enter the Lebanese borders.” It penetrates into orchards and fields. ”
Source: National Information Agency