Phek District Declares Infected, Surveillance Zones After ASF Outbreak - Eastern Mirror
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Phek district declares infected, surveillance zones after ASF outbreak

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By EMN Updated: May 13, 2024 7:11 pm

DIMAPUR — Following a recent outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Phek district, authorities have declared Old Town Khel, Phek Village and a one kilometre radius around it as an ‘infected zone’.

A ‘surveillance zone’ has also been established, encompassing Chosaba village, Phek Basa, Phek town, Lozaphuhu and Losami within a 10 kilometre radius of the infected zone.

This announcement, made by Additional Deputy Commissioner Phek, Ruopfukuotuo Noudi, on Monday, comes with immediate restrictions within both zones until further notice.

These restrictions include a complete ban on pig slaughter, the prohibition of pig and piglet import and export, and a ban on the transportation of pigs and pork.

Also read: African Swine Fever hits 3 Mizoram districts, kills hundreds of pigs

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By EMN Updated: May 13, 2024 7:11:11 pm
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