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Eastern Samar tightens border control vs ASF, bans live pigs, meat

/ 08:32 PM February 01, 2021

BORONGAN CITY—Eastern Samar tightened border controls to prevent the entry of pigs infected with African swine fever (ASF).

“There is a great need to adopt the precautionary measures to prevent great economic loss and to protect our swine industry,” said Dr. Melanie Osita, ASF provincial coordinator.

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Gov. Ben Evardone had issued an executive order to create the Inter-Agency ASF task force to protect the province’s pigs from the virus.

The provincial government also enforced a 60-day ban on the entry of live pigs, processed or cooked meat from Luzon, Leyte, Southern Leyte and countries that have ASF infection records.

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“As of today, the province is free of the virus and we have to keep it that way,” Osita said.

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