Hanoi: 460,613 infected pigs culled (08:33 03/07/2019)

HNP - The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development released Report No. 340/BC-SNN on the outcomes of prevention and control of African swine fever (ASF) in Hanoi (as of 17.00 on June 30, 2019).

Accordingly, during three days (from June 28 to 30), the ASF virus had been found in 549 breeding households in 21 districts and towns throughout the city. The total number of culled pigs amounted to 13,890. In the week from June 24 to 30, 1,475 breeding households had reported the ASF disease, and 31,584 infected pigs had been culled.

As of June 30, the ASF virus had been detected in 26,522 breeding households (accounting for 32.9% of the city’s total breeding households) in 450 communes, wards and towns in 24 urban and rural districts throughout the capital city. The total number of culled pigs amounted to 460,613 (accounting for 24.6% of the city’s pig herd).

Regarding solutions to prevent the disease from spreading in the coming time, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will continue serving as an advisor in instructing localities to strictly and effectively realizing Detective No. 34-CT/TW dated May 20, 2019 of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, Resolution No. 42/ND-CP of the Government and other guiding documents of the Government, the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Hanoi Party Committee on more drastic measures for ASF prevention and control in the city.

It is necessary to review, elaborate, adjust and supplement an overall plan on combating ASF disease, and a plan on ensuring vital resources to serve the fight against ASF virus as stipulated by law, the report requested.

Among tasks in the report included establishing working teams to urge and give instruction on taking preventive measures, mobilizing local forces to join in the efforts against ASF disease, detecting and strictly handling individuals breaking regulations.

Besides, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will work with district/township People’s Committees to enhance inspection and closely monitor the epidemic in each breeding household; timely detect and prevent it from further spreading; giving guidelines on taking solutions to control the ASF virus and other infectious diseases as prescribed.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with relevant units will inspect and control slaughtering houses and transport of cattle in the city; maintain operation of quarantine stations at traffic hubs and strictly handle violation cases as stipulated by law.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will also cooperate with press agencies of the Central level and the city to give detailed guidelines on epidemic prevention and control; and strengthen the communication on ASF disease to avoid that consumers turn away from clean pork.

By Tran Huong

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