Russia has placed a temporary halt on imports of poultry from some areas of Finland and Sweden due to outbreaks of the poultry virus Newcastle Disease.

The country’s agriculture ministry said it had banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs, poultry meat and all poultry products that have not been heat-treated from Ostergotland, Sweden and Western Finland, reported Reuters.

Russia said it will also maintain its restrictions on poultry imports from Sweden’s Dalarna region which have been in place since November.