May 20, 2024

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Depopulation of swine and quarantine zone declared in Gubat town

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GUBAT, Sorsogon – As a preventive measure for and contain the spread of African Swine Fever within the five hundred meter radius from Barangay San Isidro, Mayor Sharon Rose Escoto in Executive Order No. 2021-013 after the confirmed detection of the presence of African Swine Fever Viral DNA in Barangay Cogon put in place checkpoints in San Ignacio Crossing, El Mabuhay Gasoline Station, Cogon,-Tiris Boundary, Cogon-Cota na Daco Boundary, and in Poblacion-San Ingnacio junction.

The checkpoints will prohibit the entry and exit of swine to and from the red zone to be manned by Gubat MPS and barangay police of affected barangays.In case of depopulation of the swine in the affected area, the Order that all live pigs inside the backyard premises will be stamped out. That will be done in a period of five days and the preferred disposal is on-site.

Accordingly if to be transported to a burial site it will be undertaken by a transport vehicle making sure that no spillage during transport should occur. It also called for tracking back the movement of the affected hog for thirty days prior to infection. It is also prohibited for the backyard pig farm of receiving or raising live pigs when declared that the pen is an infected area.

The town is compensating affected hog raisers of 500 hundred pesos for those age 1-45 days and 1 thousand pesos minimum for 46 days old and above.

The depopulation may widen depending on the result of the surveillance and technical recommendation of DA Regional ASF Incident Command.