The West Khasi Hills district has imposed restrictions and prohibited various activities under section 144 CrPC following suspected cases of African Swine Fever (ASF).
The district administration in a press release said that there are cases of death of pigs at Tiehsaw village in the district and hence has been declared a “surveillance zone”.
The restrictions include no movement of pigs, genetic material, meat, feeds, equipment, veterinary medicine from the infected zone into surveillance zones and disease free zones.
The preventive measures suggested include, the pig farm owners and pig handlers shall maintain hygiene and bio-security in pig farms and shall restrict entry of people into farm premises, pig holders shall be advised to confine their pigs within their pig sheds and movement of pigs are allowed.
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